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How do Arizona Courts define “without consent”?

There are four (4) situations where Arizona law applies the terms “without consent.”

  • The victim is coerced by reason of a mental disorder, defect, drugs, alcohol or any type of impairment; and that impairment/condition is known or should have reasonably been known to the person accused of the crime;
  • The victim is intentionally deceived as to the nature of the act;
  • The victim is intentionally deceived to erroneously believe that the person is the victim’s spouse

See A.R.S 13-1401.

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