Denver Unlawful Sexaul Contact Lawyer
A Grand Junction, Colorado man was sentenced to two years in the Mesa County Jail after pleading guilty to Unlawful Sexual Contact (C.R.S. 18-3-404) for using a shoe camera to look up women's skirts. The Mesa County Court Judge expressed his displeasure that he was unable to impose a more serious sentence in the Department of Corrections or impose a lifetime of sex-offender supervision for the defendant, since he pleaded to a misdemeanor.
Jefferson County Unlawful Sexual Contact Sentence
Unlawful Sexual Contact in Jefferson, Denver, and Adams County, Colorado, can be a class 1 misdemeanor or a class 4 felony, depending on the circumstances, and is considered an extraordinary risk crime that is subject to an enhanced sentencing range. Therefore, while misdemeanors usually carry a maximum jail sentence of one year, a person convicted of an extraordinary risk time may spend up to two years in jail. In this case, the Mesa County Judge rejected probation as an option for sentencing because the defendant had a prior conviction out of Crested Butte under similar circumstances.
Unlawful Sexual Contact Statue Specifics in Mesa County
Because the man in this situation was video-taping women with his shoe camera, the Mesa County prosecutor had the burden of proving that he "knowingly observed or photographed another person's intimate parts without that person's consent, in a situation where the person observed had a reasonable expectation of privacy, for the purpose of his own sexual gratification." The man claimed that he was not video-taping up the skirts of women for his sexual gratification, but rather was trying to film from a dog's perspective.
If you have been accused in Arapahoe, Douglas, or Weld County of misdemeanor Unlawful Sexual Contact, you may be thinking that misdemeanors are not that serious and that you don't need an attorney. Do not underestimate the possible consequences you are facing. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor, you may spend a long time in jail, especially if you are convicted of an extraordinary risk crime or sex offense. Many times, people are accused of Unlawful Sexual Contact in Colorado because their partner allows them to take a photograph of them, which they later regret and claim they did not consent to its taking. Do not lose years of your life because of a harmless photograph. At the O'Malley Law Office, we will fight to have the charges against you dismissed. We are passionate attorneys with over twenty years of criminal defense experience. If you are contacted by police, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us today at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.