As explained in ARS 13-923, “the court shall conduct a probation hearing at least once a year for a probationer who is under twenty-two years of age.” This hearing will occur if requested by the probationer, and only if the probationer was convicted of a sex offense when they were less than eighteen years of age.
According to the statute, there may be more than one probation hearing per year, and the probation department must prepare a report prior to the hearing. The following people must be notified and may attend:
- A prosecutor.
- Any victim or the victim’s attorney.
- The probationer’s attorney.
- The probation officer.
The following will be decided at such a probation hearing:
- Whether to modify, continue, or end the probation.
- Whether to require, suspend, continue, or terminate the probationer’s registration as a sex offender.
- Whether to defer, continue, or terminate community notification.
If you were convicted of a sex offense in Arizona before you reached 18 years of age, and you are currently under the age of 22 and wish to pursue a probation hearing, you will need an experienced Phoenix sex crimes attorney to assist you with the process. Call 480-818-9943 to schedule a FREE and confidential consultation with Phoenix sex crimes lawyer, Jeremy Geigle today. Mr. Geigle can discuss the details of your case in person or over the phone, and can give you his honest and educated advice on how best to protect your future.