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Sex Offender Status in Phoenix

If you are found guilty of many different types of sex crimes in Phoenix, you will be court ordered to register as a sex offender. According to the Arizona Revised Statutes, there are 21 convictions that result in sex offender status. They are:

  1. Unlawful imprisonment if the victim is under 18 years of age
  2. Kidnapping if the victim is under 18 years of age
  3. Sexual abuse if the victim is under 18 years of age
  4. Sexual conduct with a minor
  5. Sexual assault
  6. Sexual assault of a spouse
  7. Molestation of a child
  8. Continuous sexual abuse of a child
  9. Taking a child for the purpose of prostitution
  10. Child prostitution
  11. Commercial sexual exploitation of a minor
  12. Sexual exploitation of a minor
  13. Luring a minor for sexual exploitation
  14. Aggravated luring a minor for sexual exploitation
  15. Unlawful age misrepresentation for the purpose of committing a sexual offense
  16. Sex trafficking of a minor
  17. A second or subsequent violation of indecent exposure to a person under 15 years of age
  18. A second or subsequent violation of public sexual indecency to a minor under the age of 15
  19. A third or subsequent violation of indecent exposure
  20. A third or subsequent violation of public sexual indecency
  21. Violations relating to the failure to register as a sex offender

What is the Purpose of Registering as a Sex Offender?

The purpose of the sex offender registry is to track anyone who has constituted a danger to others due to committing any of the actions listed above. The goal of the registry is to prevent future sexual offenses from occurring. The sex offender registry takes tacit steps to help alert citizens to sex offenders residing in their areas, including:

  • Sending out notices to all residents in a specific geographic area when a sex offender moves to that area, and providing them with details about the sex offender including name, address, a photo and contextual information about the crime(s) the person was convicted of

Who else is Required to Register as a Sex Offender in Phoenix?

In addition to anyone who has been convicted in an Phoenix court of any of the 21 above offenses, people who are required to register as sex offenders in Phoenix include:

  • Anyone who was convicted of an offense in another jurisdiction, so state or country that, if committed in Phoenix, would be a violation, or attempted violation in Phoenix as well
  • A convicted felon with sexual motivation, and for whom a judge decides to add sex offender status to their record

Contact Phoenix Criminal Attorney for Help With Sex Offender Registration in Phoenix

The sex offender registration process can be very confusing. It is also very strict, and failure to adhere to timelines and deadlines regarding the registration and updating processes can result in very harsh penalties. These include being re-incarcerated and fined heavily. If you are facing a sexual crime charge of any severity that could lead to sex offender status , or if you need to obtain any legal guidance whatsoever about the Arizona Sex Offender Registry, contact Phoenix Criminal Attorney for your private, no obligation consultation at 602-551-8092.

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