The crime of Bestiality in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1411, is committed by doing either of the following:

  1. Engaging with an animal in:
    • oral sexual contact
    • sexual contact or
    • sexual intercourse
  2. Causing another person to engage with an animal in:
    • oral sexual contact
    • sexual contact or
    • sexual intercourse

An “animal” means a nonhuman, bird, reptile or amphibian, either alive or dead.

B. In addition to any other penalty imposed for a violation of subsection A of this section, the court may order that the convicted person do any of the following:

1. Undergo a psychological assessment and participate in appropriate counseling at the convicted person's own expense.

2. Reimburse an animal shelter as defined in section 11-1022 for any reasonable costs incurred for the care and maintenance of any animal that was taken to the animal shelter as a result of conduct proscribed by subsection A of this section.

C. This section does not apply to:

1. Accepted veterinary medical practices performed by a licensed veterinarian or veterinary technician.

2. Insemination of animals by the same species, bred for commercial purposes.

3. Accepted animal husbandry practices that provide necessary care for animals bred for commercial purposes.

Arizona criminal defense attorney Brian DiPietro has successfully represented many clients who had been charged with sexual offenses. His success is a result of his 37 years of criminal law both as a prosecutor and defense counsel. He is familiar with the case law applicable to the charge of bestiality and is able to use this knowledge combined with his aggressive tough approach to defending his clients that have resulted in the favorable resolution of the crime of bestiality for his clients.

Penalty for the Crime of Bestiality in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1411.

Bestiality in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1411, is a class 6 felony except that bestiality if the other person is a minor under fifteen years of age then bestiality is a class 3 felony per 13-705.

Defenses to a Crime of Bestiality in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1411.

Defenses to Bestiality in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1411, include:

  • fabrication
  • alibi
  • mistaken identity
  • insufficiency of evidence

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A person charged with any of the various sexual offenses is in serious trouble and could be facing mandatory prison.