Sex Crimes: How Can a CO Attorney Help You?

Being charged with a sex crime in Colorado is serious, which means you need an experienced attorney to help guide you through all the turmoil that lies ahead for you in the court system.

Crimes involving sex can have severe repercussions on your life, so you must take them seriously, no matter the charge. A Colorado defense attorney can help represent you no matter the crime – and here are a few ways they can help you.

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Denver Court Overturns Sex Crime Conviction on Technicality

Society heavily condemns sex crimes – and the law reflects that. Still, many cases sex crimes remain unreported or unsolved. According to the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN), 995 out of 100 perpetrators of sexual assault never go to jail.

This makes an overturned verdict for a sex crim feel even more egregious–especially if based on a technicality. In Denver, a recently appealed case was overturned due to improper references to the criminal charge process during the trial.

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Colorado Law Says Even Consensual Sex Is Illegal Sometimes

When Colorado authorities uncovered a relationship between a 34-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl, they charged him with child molestation.

Even though the relationship was reportedly consensual, it has been considered a felony offense. This is because in Colorado to have sex with a victim who is less than 15 years of age if you are more than four years older than them.

There is one exception to this rule — state law includes a spousal exemption from sexual assault [...]

The Difference Between Sexual Assault and Illegal Sexual Contact in CO

While there are a number of specific offenses defined within Colorado sex crime laws, two of the most common offenses committed across this state are sexual assault and illegal sexual contact.

We want to focus on these two crimes today because they are not only some of the most common offenses prosecuted, they are also commonly mixed up.

Yes, sexual assault involves illegal sexual contact. However, Colorado law outlines it as a completely separate charge all on its own. Learn [...]

Sexual Assault: What Does Colorado Consider “Aggravating Factors”?

In December of 2018, Colorado Springs police arrested a 67-year-old man on charges of aggravated sexual assault on a child, sexual assault on a child under 15 by a person in a position of trust, and other child pornography charges.

These four felony charges encompass a period of more than 10 years. However, police believe that he may have been engaged in sexual abuse for at least 35 years.

The charges stem from an affidavit by a boy who was [...]