What is molestation of a Child, A.R.S. 13-1410.
A person commits molestation of a child in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1410, by intentionally or knowingly engaging in or causing a person to engage in sexual contact (except sexual contact with the female breast) with a child who is under fifteen years of age.
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 39 years of criminal law both as a prosecutor and defense counsel. He is familiar with the case law applicable to the charge of molestation of a child 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 molestation of a child for his clients.
What are the penalties for Molestation of a Child in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1410.
Molestation of a child in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1410 is a class 2 felony and is punishable under A.R.S. 13-705.
- A minimum prison term of 10 years; maximum prison term of 24 years; and, a presumptive prison sentence of 17 years.
- One prior conviction triggers the following enhanced range of penalties: a minimum prison term of 21 years; a maximum prison term of 35 years; and, a presumptive prison sentence of 28 years.
Defenses to the crime of Molestation of a Child in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1410.
It's important to note that defenses can be complex, and consulting with a qualified criminal defense attorney is crucial for guidance tailored to your particular case. Here are some potential defenses that might be raised in response to child molestation charges:
False Accusations: A defense may argue that the allegations are false, possibly due to misunderstandings, misinterpretations, or malicious intent. This could involve presenting evidence that contradicts the accuser's claims.
Lack of Intent: Some offenses require proof of intent to commit the alleged act. If it can be demonstrated that there was no intent to engage in unlawful conduct, it may serve as a defense.
Mistaken Identity: The defense may argue that the accused has been misidentified as the perpetrator, especially if the identification is based on unreliable or suggestive evidence.
Age Discrepancy: In some instances, the ages of the individuals involved may be a factor. If the accused is close in age to the alleged victim and the relationship is consensual, this could potentially be a defense.
Insufficient Evidence: If there is a lack of credible evidence to support the charges, the defense may argue that the prosecution has not met its burden of proof.
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