Statutory Rape Charges in Phoenix

Sex Crime Defense Lawyers You Can Trust

In the state of Arizona, it is considered illegal for anyone over the age of 18 to engage in a sexual act with someone under the age of 15. This is because under the law, the premise is the assumption that a minor could not consent to the sexual acts. Breaking this law is considered statutory rape and the charges are very serious.

At MayesTelles PLLC, we understand the concerns you may have if you have been accused of any kind of crime involving the term “rape.” Statutory rape doesn’t mean forcible rape, but rather shows that the minor in the situation was incapable of consenting to the act under the statute. Our Phoenix sex crime defense attorneys want to help you fully understand what the charge is and how it is handled in court. This is a severe matter and you should hire a dedicated advocate to help defend your rights.

Ready for your free consultation? Call (602) 428-7104 today.

Penalties You May Face

The penalties you face if you are charged vary depending on the act, any existing prior convictions, and the exact age of the minor in the case. If you are convicted of a statutory rape charge for engaging in a sexual act with someone under 15 years of age, your sentence could be up to 5 years in prison. Sexual acts with a child under the age of 12 may warrant a much longer sentence upwards of 35 years. For ages 12, 13, and 14, a prison sentence could reach up to 20 years. Registration as a sex offender may also be required as part of the sentence.

These penalties are available for numerous statutory rape crimes, such as:

  • Molestation of a child – Making sexual contact without penetration with a minor under the age of 15
  • Sexual contact with a minor – A sexual act between a minor under the age of 15 and a defendant of any age (also includes minors under 18 and a defendant over 19 years of age)
  • Sexual abuse – The act of touching a minor female’s breasts (14 or younger)

Nearly 100 years' experiencing defending the accused

Meet Our Attorneys

Why Choose MayesTelles PLLC?

This is a time when you cannot afford to retain inexperienced representation. There is so much on the line and making sure your rights are safeguarded is important. At MayesTelles PLLC, we bring nearly 100 years of experience to the table. We also have former prosecutors on staff so we know how these types of cases are tried and what the opposition looks for to prove the defendant’s guilt. You can trust that we are prepared to represent you in negotiations and trial with the aim of helping you receive the most favorable outcome possible.

Call MayesTelles PLLC at (602) 428-7104 today.

Our Proven Record of Results

  • Client Faced 5 Felony Sex Offenses

    Case Dismissed

  • Client Charged with Shoplifting

    Conviction Set Aside

  • Client Charged with Shoplifting

    Conviction Set Aside

  • Client Charged with Trespass & Assault

    Not Guilty

  • Client Charged with Four Felony Counts

    Charges Reduced

  • Client Charged with DUI

    Reduced to Reckless Driving

  • Client Facing Assault Felony

    Sentence Reduced & Jail Term Deferred

  • Client Charged with DUI

    Charges Reduced

  • Client Facing Multiple Criminal Charges

    All Charges Dismissed

  • Client Charged with 4 Counts of Aggravated DUI

    Case Dismissed

Prev Next

Affordable Representation

Put experience on your side
    • Please enter your name.
    • This isn't a valid phone number.
    • This isn't a valid email address.
      Please enter your email address.
    • Please make a selection.
    • Please make a selection.
    • Please enter a message.
    • I have read the disclaimer.

      Please read and agree to the disclaimer

      The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. Viewing this information does not create an attorney-client relationship. Do not send the firm confidential information. This website is governed by the Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct.

Start With A Free Case Evaluation