Sexual assault of spouse - Arizona Sexual Assault Laws

Sexual assault of spouse Crime & Punishment in Arizona :

The Arizona code § 13-70 defines two degrees of the crime sexual assault of spouse, each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.

Severity Sexual assault of spouse - Charge Description Punishment
Class 2 felony
For subsequent offense Class 1 misdemeanor w/ mandatory counseling for first offense based on judicial discretion; subsequent offense: 5 years
Class 6 felony
Punishable by one year in prison

Sexual assault of spouse is a charge that is unique to Arizona. Crimes that would be prosecuted as sexual assault of spouse in Arizona will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.

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