Facing sexually-related charges is especially difficult, since a mere accusation can have serious consequences for your reputation, relationships, career, and freedom. In addition, because of the lack of physical evidence in many situations, these cases often come down to your word against theirs.
Because of the complexities and potentially devastating impact these types of cases can involve, hiring a seasoned attorney to protect your rights is crucial. Our experienced attorneys will develop a strategic defense aimed at minimizing penalties, avoiding conviction, and mitigating any other damage to your life. We understand the complexities of Colorado’s sex crime laws and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Colorado law divides sexual assault into two categories. Judges don’t determine sentencing by these categories alone; instead, they balance them against a wide array of aggravating factors, including force, date rape drugs, and weapons. Additionally, in both sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact cases, penalties are much more severe when the victim is under the age of 18. This is true even if the defendant claims to be unaware of the victim’s age.
The penalties for a misdemeanor sexual assault conviction in Colorado can include up to two years in jail and fines of up to $5,000. Felony sexual assault convictions can result in much harsher penalties, including years in prison and substantial fines. It’s important to note that even a misdemeanor sexual assault conviction can have serious and long-lasting consequences on a person’s life, including damage to their reputation and difficulty finding employment.
Colorado sexual assault law can be difficult to understand, particularly due to the different classifications that accompany various charges. The lasting consequences of a guilty verdict or flee, including registration on the sexual offenders’ database, are the common thread running between all of them. At MBS Law, we’ve defended individuals against a wide array of sex crimes in Colorado; see more details below.