Statute of Limitations per Charge:
- ARS 13-3212 – Child Prostitution or Sex Trafficking
- ARS 13-3553 – Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
- ARS 13-3554 – Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation
- ARS 13-1402 – Indecent Exposure
- ARS 13-1403 – Public Sexual Indecency
- ARS 13-1404 – Sexual Abuse
- ARS 13-1405 – Sexual Conduct with a Minor
- ARS 13-1406 – Sexual Assault / Rape
- ARS 13-1410 – Child Molestation
- ARS 13-1428 – Sexual Extortion
- ARS 13-1425 – Unlawful Disclosure of Images
Sex crimes and their consequences differ in every state. There are variances in the definition of the crimes, the reporting standards, and even the statutes of limitation. If you are being accused of a sex crime, however, you should be concerned and made aware of the timeline for the police to charge you.
If you are concerned about a potential charge, or have been contacted by a detective, you need to call us immediately – (602) 825-2500.
The goal of the rules concerning statutes of limitations in Arizona should ensure that you have a fair trial. The attorneys at Colburn Hintze Maletta can help you better understand these time limits. Thankfully, these statutes of limitations can prove to be a valuable defense in your case.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault involves any unwanted advances on a minor or non-consenting adult. It can even include the rape of a child or other individual.
How Long to Press Charges of Sexual Assault
Officers have 7 years from the time they identify the victim to press charges. The police can identify the suspect at any time, however, without a statute of limitations. Meaning that even if 20 years have passed since the incident occurred, detectives can bring someone on for questioning on suspicion of sexual assault.
What About with a Violent Charge?
What is the Statute of Limitations for Sexual Conduct with a Minor?
In Arizona, you can be charged with sexual conduct with a minor if you intentionally have sexual relations with any child under 18 years old. If the victim is under 15 years of age, the individual will face harsher penalties.
How Long to Press Charges of Sexual Conduct with a Minor Under 18?
How Long to Press Charges of Sexual Conduct with a Minor Under 15?
What is the Statute of Limitations for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor or Child Pornography?
Sexual exploitation of a minor occurs when an adult knowingly photographs or films a child engaged in sexual conduct. The possession of or facilitation of child pornography is part of this crime.
How Long to Press Charges of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of a Minor?
How Long to Press Charges of Casual Sexual Exploitation of a Minor?
What is the Statute of Limitations for Child Molestation?
If someone only has contact with a female breast, this specific charge does not apply.
How Long to Press Charges of Child Molestation?
Since someone charged with child molestation committed a Dangerous Crime Against Children, it is a class two felony. As mentioned throughout, an individual who commits this act can face an arrest at any time.
There is no statute of limitations regarding child molestation in Arizona.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse
If you are charged with sexual abuse, you will face the accusation of erotic contact with a child under the age of 18.
This crime would involve touching or fondling breasts, genital regions, and the anus.
How Long to Press Charges of Sexual Abuse for a Child Under 18?
How Long to Press Charges of Sexual Abuse for a Child Under 15?
How Long to Press Charges of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Minor Under 14?
What is the Statute of Limitations for Sexual Extortion?
Sexual extortion occurs when someone threatens a victim to force them to commit any of the below acts.
- Engage in sexual conduct.
- Allow for pornographic photos.
- Show their genitals, breasts, or anus.
The possible threats include those in the below list.
- Property Damage
- Reputation Damage
- Physical harm
How Long to Press Charges of Sexual Extortion of an Adult?
How Long to Press Charges of Sexual Extortion of a Minor?
If the child is under 15, there is no time limit as the crime is a class 2 felony.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Indecent Exposure?
Contact an indecent exposure defense attorney if you know someone who exposed themselves to others recklessly. The other party should feel alarmed by the subjection.
How Long to Press Charges of Indecent Exposure to Someone Over 15?
How Long to Press Charges of Indecent Exposure to a Minor Under 15?
What is the Statute of Limitations for Public Sexual Indecency?
Public sexual indecency occurs when an individual engages in any sexual act while in the presence of another person. The other party should feel offended by the behavior.
How Long to Press Charges of Public Sexual Indecency Towards an Adult?
How Long to Press Charges of Public Sexual Indecency Towards a Minor?
What is the Statute of Limitations for Unlawful Disclosure of Sexual Pictures or Videos?
Unlawful disclosure of sexual pictures or videos occurs if you or someone you know shows carnal or nude images of other individuals to others. The defendant would have to intend to harass or threaten the victim.
How Long to Press Charges of Physical Disclosure?
How Long to Press Charges of Electronic Disclosure?
Electronic disclosure of any images carries a class 4 felony. Again, the time limit on these crimes is seven years.
How Long to Press Charges of Threats to Disclose?
What is the Statute of Limitations for Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation?
A defendant is charged with luring a minor for sexual exploitation when they solicit carnal relations with a child, knowing they are underage. There is a difference in crime depending on the age of the victim.
How Long to Press Charges of Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation?
How Long to Press Charges of Aggravated Luring of a Minor for Sexual Exploitation?
What is the Statute of Limitations for Kidnapping a Child for Prostitution or Sex Trafficking?
When someone kidnaps a child, they hold them hostage or inflict sexual abuse on them. Sexual trafficking occurs when the perpetrator forces the victim to perform sexual acts through threats of harm or control.
How Long to Press Charges of Kidnapping a Child When Over 15?
Again, if a violent sexual assault occurs, there is no statute of limitations. If the perpetrator releases the victim without harm, they face a class 4 felony that still has a 7-year statute of limitations.
How Long to Press Charges of Kidnapping a Child Under 15?
Whether the defendant releases the victim or not, when the child is younger than 15, the perpetrator will face a class two felony. Again, there is a 7-year statute of limitations when charged with kidnapping unless there is sexual violence. In this case, no statute of limitations exists.
Get in Contact with Your Defense Attorney
The crimes above each have specific statutes of limitations and consequences associated with them. The sex crime defense lawyers at Colburn Hinzte Maletta have a better understanding of these guidelines to ensure you are ready for your case.
We have effectively and successfully had many pre-charge sex crime charges dropped! If you find yourself being accused of a sex crime and/or are in the pre-charge phase, call us as soon as possible at (602) 825-2500.
Your sex crime attorney will examine all evidence, the circumstances surrounding your arrest, and all details to provide you the best advice for the specific sexual crime.
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