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Charged With A Crime? It Doesn’t Mean You’re Guilty.

Sexual Assault Charges Are Devastating

On Behalf of | Jan 19, 2012 | Sexual Assault |

Denver Sex Assault Defense Attorney

Sexual Assault Charges are devastating and have recently been filed in Colorado Springs against three Air Force cadets according to a recent statement released by Academy officials. The three cadets are accused of committing serious forced sexual assaults against women cadets. There has been a sharp increase in assaults of this type at the nation’s military academies in recent years. In Colorado, we regularly defend cases of Sexual Assault in Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe, Adams, Douglas, and any other Colorado County.

Colorado Definition of Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault generally involves allegations of forced sexual contact upon an unwilling partner. Colorado defines sexual assault at C.R.S. 18-3-402, as when someone inflicts sexual intrusion or penetration on a victim. Other variants of this serious sex crime involve sex with people who cannot consent to sexual contact due to an incapacity caused by alcohol, drugs, or medical condition.

Sex Assault Charges – No Evidence Needed in Jefferson County

In many instances, there are no witnesses and no physical evidence of sexual contact. While sex crimes do occur, we estimate that one-half of the time allegations are used as a means of revenge or manipulation. Sometimes, women have sexual contact with a man, the sex is discovered, and the woman claims it was unwelcome in order to save face with a boyfriend or spouse who learned of their infidelity. False allegations of Sexual Assault are devastating to the accused and their family.

Sex Offender Treatment

If convicted in Colorado of this crime, the defendant must participate in Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) treatment. This treatment is onerous and fails to distinguish between violent offenders and those where consent was questionable. Anyone thinking about pleading guilty to a sex crime should reconsider given the life altering requirements of sex offender treatment, which include job change, no contact with children, and mind control.

Sexual Assault Criminal Defense Lawyer – Indeterminate Sentencing

If treatment is not warranted, the Court will sentence people convicted of Sexual Assault to the Colorado Department of Corrections, for an Indeterminate Sentence. This means that the defendant might never be released from prison.

If you or a loved one has been contacted by police concerning these Felony Assault allegations, it is essential that you have an experienced lawyer at your side. For over twenty years, we’ve been defending people accused of Sexual crimes. So, if contacted by Colorado Police or Sheriffs, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.