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Sexual Abuse Attorney in Phoenix

Sexual Abuse Is a Felony Offense in Arizona

If you have been accused of sexual abuse, you are facing felony charges in Arizona. Arizona prosecutes crimes against children harshly, thus it is vital that you engage the support of a Phoenix criminal defense attorney from MayesTelles PLLC.

We understand how innocent people can easily find themselves facing sexual abuse charges; therefore, we want to do everything within our power to help you overcome the consequences of a conviction.

We represent clients against all levels of sex crime charges in the state and federal courts. Not only do we have extensive trial experience, but also Attorney David V. Telles is a former prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, thereby giving us valuable insight into how the state pursues charges against a defendant.

Sexual Abuse Charges Under Arizona Law

In Arizona, sexual abuse is found under A.R.S. § 13-1404. Under this section, a person commits sexual abuse when they intentionally or knowingly:

  • Engages in a sexual encounter with anyone the age of 15 or older without their consent
  • With any person who is under the age of fifteen if the sexual contact involved only the female breast

Sexual abuse is a Class 5 felony, unless the victim was under the age of fifteen, in which case sexual abuse is a Class 3 felony offense, punishable pursuant to 13-705, Dangerous crimes against children. Under Section 13-705, any person at least 18 years of age who is convicted of a crime against children involving sexual abuse, shall be sentenced to 2 1/2 years, 5 years, or 7 1/2 years in prison.

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Sexual abuse and molestation of a child are two distinct offenses, with molestation of a child involving sexual contact with (except for contact with the female breast) a child under the age of fifteen. If the child is under fifteen, the defendant faces 10 to 24 years imprisonment under A.R.S. § 13-1410.

We urge you to contact a criminal lawyer from MayesTelles PLLC, especially if you are being accused of a crime you did not commit. We understand how a conviction for sexual abuse could ruin your reputation, your family, and even your career.

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