According to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, since 2002, sexual offenses have been on the rise by 23% in Arizona. There are a wide variety of incidents that are considered to be sexual offenses under Arizona Law. These offenses range from indecent exposure, sexual assault, sexual conduct with a minor and voyeurism. Each sexual offense carries different penalties and sentencing guidelines. More on the specific law for each individual crime can be found under A.R.S. Title 13 Chapter 14.
Some sexual offenses will require the convicted party to register as a sex offender in the state of Arizona. Those required to register are separated into three different categories. Tier 1 offenders are the lowest risk and Tier 3 are the highest. If you are ordered to register as a sex offender and fail to do so, additional penalties may be brought against you. To find out more about sex offender registration, the laws can be found under Article 3, Chapter 38 of the Arizona criminal code.
Being accused of a sexual offense can be overwhelming and complicated. If you or anyone you know has been charged with a crime, immediately seek an attorney’s help to ensure the accused’s rights are protected. To schedule a no obligation consultation with my office, visit my website at: www.criminaldefenseattorneykg.com or by calling me at 480-331-7568.Back to Blogs