A. Except as provided in section 13-705 or section 13-706, subsection A, a person who is convicted of second degree murder as defined by section 13-1104 shall be sentenced as follows:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 13-710

  • Dangerous offense: means an offense involving the discharge, use or threatening exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or the intentional or knowing infliction of serious physical injury on another person. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Person: means a human being and, as the context requires, an enterprise, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association, a partnership, a firm, a society, a government, a governmental authority or an individual or entity capable of holding a legal or beneficial interest in property. See Arizona Laws 13-105

Minimum     Presumptive Maximum

10 calendar years 16 calendar years 25 calendar years

B. Except as provided in section 13-704 or section 13-706, subsection A, a person who is convicted of second degree murder as defined by section 13-1104 and who has previously been convicted of second degree murder or a class 2 or 3 felony involving a dangerous offense shall be sentenced as follows:

Minimum     Presumptive Maximum

15 calendar years 20 calendar years 29 calendar years

C. The presumptive term imposed pursuant to subsections A and B of this section may be mitigated or aggravated pursuant to section 13-701, subsections D and E.