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If the defendant has previously been convicted of a predicate offense, (any Dangerous Crime Against a Child, or other crimes) the range of punishment is a minimum of 23 years, presumptive 30 years, and maximum 37 years incarceration.If the child is twelve (12) years of age or under, then the judge has only two (2) choices: twenty (20) years in prison, or thirty-five (35) years to life in prison!A conviction will require you to register as a Sex Offender for the rest of your life, and you are not allowed to have any contact with anyone under the age of eighteen (18) (this includes your own children), without going through numerous testing procedures and without the consent of your probation officer.
Sexual intercourse includes sexual intercourse or anything involving “penetration.” Sexual conduct with a minor who is fifteen (15), sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years old is charged as a class six (6) felony.Again, this must run “consecutive” with any other DCAC charge.If the person has two (2) allegeable historical prior convictions, then the “prison only” range is two and one quarter (2.25) to five and three quarters (5.75) years of incarceration.The class two (2) felony (i.e., alleged victim age 14 or younger) carries the following punishment: if the child is twelve (12), thirteen (13) or fourteen (14) years old, the Judge can sentence the defendant to thirteen (13) years minimum in prison; twenty (20) years presumptive in prison; and twenty-seven (27) years in prison maximum.
If you would like speak with a sex crimes lawyer, give us a call at (602) 307-0808 to schedule a meeting to review your case.If you would rather communicate over email, you can fill out our secure, confidential email form and we’ll get in touch within 24 hours. The class six (6) felony (i.e., alleged victim age 15-17) has a range of punishment from probation with zero (0) days in jail up to one (1) year in jail, or four (4) months in prison to two (2) years in prison for a first offense.