By now you’ve probably heard the news that earlier today Charlie
Sheen revealed that he is HIV-positive. Scores of former sexual partners
of the Hollywood heartthrob have also come forward that Sheen encouraged
unprotected sex with them, even though he was aware of his condition.
If it can be shown that Sheen
knew he was HIV positive, and that he either infected them with HIV, or at
least, disregarded the fact that he could have given them AIDS, he could
be charged with numerous crimes. If any of these sex acts occurred in
Arizona, he could be charged with attempted murder or endangerment.
In Arizona, attempted second-degree murder generally involves:
- Intentionally trying to cause the death of another person;
- With an extreme indifference to human life, recklessly acting in a way
that creates a grave risk of death.
Charlie Sheen could also be charged with endangerment, again assuming any
of his unprotected sex occurred in Arizona if it can be shown that he
- Engaged in reckless conduct that posed a risk of serious physical injury
or death to another person
No matter how you look at it, and whether or not Charlie Sheen is charged
with any crime, be it in Arizona or elsewhere, having unprotected sex
with someone when you know you are HIV positive is shady and scummy. If
the allegations are true that he deliberately infected his partner with
a life-threatening illness, there are limits to what a criminal defense
attorney (even this criminal defense attorney) can do. Charlie Sheen’s
money would be better spent on some sunscreen as he may well be reserving
a special place in hell for himself.
As children, we were always taught to share. But I think our parents were
talking about toys and not HIV. Maybe Charlie Sheen just wasn’t
paying attention that day in preschool.
Charlie Sheen is disgusting, and HIV is no laughing matter. Neither is
attempted murder. It’s a serious felony offense which, in Arizona, can result in
a sentence of 7-21 years in prison. If you or someone you love is facing
attempted murder charges, they need the best representation that they can get.
Contact us at (602) 663-9100 for a
personal and private consultation.