Q: Are these still being used? (ARS13-1401,13-1410) or did they get dropped because they were inconstitutional?
A: Both are still being used and are valid according to the constitution. Both are serious offenses, seek assistance of a lawyer as soon as possible if you are facing any charges like these and definitely do not speak with the police about it.
These are extremely serious charges. If you or a loved one are facing charges under these statutes, I encourage you to speak to an a attorney who has experience with sex crime defense.
Many of us here on Justia, myself included, have a long history of defending high level Sex crimes and have done numerous sex crime trials. Please set up free initial consultations with a couple of attorneys to find on you are comfortable with and confident in. We can explain the exposure you are facing, and help explain the strengths and weaknesses of the case, as well as come up with a plan.
Please do not speak to anyone except and attorney about the case.
I hope that helps! Best of luck and feel free to reach out for some legal help! Josephine Hallam
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