16 - If I am facing a life sentence, is there anything I can do to get out of prison early?
If you have been charged with Sexual Conduct with a Minor, a Dangerous Crimes Against Children, and ordered to serve a life sentence, you may be eligible for parole after you have served 35 years of your sentence. However, if you have been convicted of more than one count, you must serve at least 35 years of your sentence for each count back to back. For example, if you have been convicted of two counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor, a Dangerous Crimes Against Children, you must serve 70 years of your sentence before you are eligible for parole, and so on. It’s important to keep in mind that just because you are eligible for parole does not mean that you will be granted early release.
For more information about sentencing, see: Arizona Sex Crimes Section