June 22, 2017
Unlawful Sexual Contact
Unlawful sexual contact a serious criminal allegation, and a skilled, knowledgeable Denver criminal defense attorney is required to defend one so accused.
In certain circumstances, one may be charged with unlawful sexual contact if he or she subjects another person to any sexual contact, and:
- The accused has knowledge that the victim does not consent; or,
- The accused has knowledge the victim is not capable of understanding or appreciating the victim’s conduct at the time of the sexual contact; or,
- The accused knows that the victim is physically helpless and has not consented to the sexual contact; or,
- The accused has, for the purpose of causing submission without the victim’s consent, used a drug or intoxicant to substantially impair the victim’s power to appraise or control his or her conduct.
Unlawful sexual contact may be a class 4 felony or a class 1 misdemeanor, subject to an enhanced sentencing range, depending upon the circumstances of the case.
When charged with unlawful sexual contact, a skilled Denver criminal defense lawyer is essential. Contact a Denver criminal defense attorney today to discuss your options.