A.R.S. § 13-705 is the Arizona Dangerous Crimes Against Children Statute. It defines the following crimes as “dangerous crimes against children” if the victim is a minor under fifteen years of age:
(a) Second degree murder.
(b) Aggravated assault resulting in serious physical injury or involving the discharge, use or threatening exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
(c) Sexual assault.
(d) Molestation of a child.
(e) Sexual conduct with a minor.
(f) Commercial sexual exploitation of a minor.
(g) Sexual exploitation of a minor.
(h) Child abuse as prescribed in section 13-3623, subsection A, paragraph 1.
(j) Sexual abuse.
(k) Taking a child for the purpose of prostitution as prescribed in section 13-3206.
(l) Child prostitution as prescribed in section 13-3212.
(m) Involving or using minors in drug offenses.
(n) Continuous sexual abuse of a child.
(o) Attempted first degree murder.
(p) Sex trafficking.
(q) Manufacturing methamphetamine under circumstances that cause physical injury to a minor.
(r) Bestiality as prescribed in section 13-1411, subsection A, paragraph 2.
(s) Luring a minor for sexual exploitation.
(t) Aggravated luring a minor for sexual exploitation.
(u) Unlawful age misrepresentation.
(v) Unlawful mutilation.
Merely being charged with a dangerous crime against a child carries a moral stigma that can have severe consequences for you. You could be fired, jailed before trial, condemned publicly, presumed guilty, and lose your family and friends. Your sentence could include several years in prison, lifetime sex offender probation, and lifetime sex offender registration. Not every defense attorney is willing to defend a person charged with a dangerous crime against a child. You should look for an experienced defense attorney who will zealously represent you against your dangerous crime against a child charge.
The Law Offices of Gary L Rohlwing understands the law, knows your rights, understand the process and can help guide you through this process.