Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-1423 Violent Sexual Assault; Natural Life Sentence

13-1423. Violent sexual assault; natural life sentence

A. A person is guilty of violent sexual assault if in the course of committing an offense under section 13-1404, 13-1405, 13-1406 or 13-1410 the offense involved the discharge, use or threatening exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or involved the intentional or knowing infliction of serious physical injury and the person has a historical prior felony conviction for a sexual offense under this chapter or any offense committed outside this state that if committed in this state would constitute a sexual offense under this chapter.

B. Notwithstanding section 13-703, section 13-704, section 13-705, section 13-706, subsection A and section 13-708, subsection D, a person who is guilty of a violent sexual assault shall be sentenced to life imprisonment and the court shall order that the person not be released on any basis for the remainder of the person's natural life.

Section: Previous  13-1416  13-1417  13-1418  13-1419  13-1420  13-1421  13-1422  13-1423  13-1424  13-1425  13-1501  13-1502  13-1503  13-1504  13-1505  Next

Last modified: October 13, 2016