Arizona Dangerous Crime Against a Child (DCAC)

What is a Dangerous Crime Against a Child?

Dangerous Crime Against a Child DCAC

“Dangerous Crime Against a Child” (DCAC) is a special designation given to certain offenses when the alleged victim of the offense is under the age of fifteen years old at the time of the offense.

What is the Penalty for a Dangerous Crime Against a Child?

To determine what the possible penalty is for a Dangerous Crime Against a Child, you must first determine what subsection the offense falls under:

Sentencing Range for Dangerous Crimes Against Children (Years)

SubsectionProbation EligibleMinimumPresumptiveMaximum
ANoLife
BNo132027 or Life
CNo132027
DNo101724
EYes51015
FYes2.557.5

Subsection A Offenses

  • Sexual Assault of a Minor Twelve Years of Age Or Younger
  • Sexual Conduct with a Minor Twelve Years of Age or Younger

Subsection B Offenses

  • Attempted First Degree Murder of a Minor Who is Under Twelve Years of Age
  • Second Degree Murder of a Minor Who is Under Twelve Years of Age
  • Sexual Assault of a Minor Who Is Under Twelve Years of Age
  • Sexual Conduct with a Minor Who Is Under Twelve Years of Age
  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine Under Circumstances that Cause Physical Injury to a Minor Who is Under Twelve Years of Age

Subsection C Offenses

  • Attempted First Degree Murder of a Minor who is Twelve, Thirteen or Fourteen Years of Age
  • Second Degree Murder of a Minor Who is Twelve, Thirteen or Fourteen Years of Age
  • Sexual Assault of a Minor Who is Twelve, Thirteen or Fourteen Years of Age
  • Taking a Child for the Purpose of Prostitution
  • Child Prostitution
  • Sexual Conduct with a Minor Who is Twelve, Thirteen or Fourteen Years of Age
  • Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child
  • Sex Trafficking of a Minor Who is Under Fifteen Years of Age
  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine Under Circumstances That Cause Physical Injury to a Minor Who is Twelve, Thirteen or Fourteen Years of Age
  • Involving or Using Minors in Drug Offenses

Subsection D Offenses

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Molestation of a Child
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
  • Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
  • Aggravated Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation
  • Child Abuse
  • Kidnapping

Subsection E Offenses

  • Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation
  • Unlawful Age Misrepresentation
  • Subsection F Offenses
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Bestiality

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