Rape & Statutory Rape

Experienced Rape Lawyers

If you have been accused of or charged with rape, you need to speak with experienced rape lawyers as soon as possible. Sexual assault crimes can send you to prison if you are convicted. They will also require you to register as a sex offender and participate in sex offense lifetime probation if you’re lucky enough to receive probation.

We provide representation to individuals charged with all types of criminal sexual conduct, including rape, statutory rape and date rape. Because sex crime cases may go to trial, you need an experienced trial attorney who is not afraid to stand up for you in court. I have tried more than 200 cases before a jury since 1987. I will prepare for trial and build the strongest defense possible.

For experienced legal representation for your Rape or Statutory Rape Charges in Arizona call Chuck Franklin Law today at 480-545-0700 and arrange a free consultation!

Minimum Sentences Include Prison Terms

Sexual assault is the legal term for rape in Arizona. It includes sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact without a person’s consent. Charges begin at a class 2 felony with a minimum sentence of 5.25 years. However, the sentence will be enhanced if the offender has a history of felony convictions, causes physical injury to the victim or uses drugs to subdue the victim.

While there is no charge called “statutory rape” in Arizona, statutory rape can be said to occur between an adult and a minor (under 18 years of age). In Arizona, children under the age of 15 cannot legally consent to any sexual activity so the penalties for sexual conduct with a minor increase when a child under 15 is involved:

  • Sexual conduct with a minor who is at least 15 years of age is a class 6 felony.
  • Sexual conduct with a minor who is under 15 years of age is a class 2 felony.
  • If the offender is the minor’s parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, legal guardian or foster parent, it is a class 2 felony.

These are extremely serious charges. Those involving a child under 15 can be punishable under the dangerous crimes against children sentencing guidelines, which add years to a prison sentence.

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Our attorneys have experience working with Sex Crime Charges. For a free consultation with one of our Criminal Defense attorneys call 480-545-0700 today!