I have told men again and again, that if they have ANY sexual contact with a woman, they’d better be willing to trust her with the keys to their life. Our hypersensitive world encourages calls to police in the event of any misunderstanding, and the police are willing to charge anything involving sex. Sex offenses like Unlawful Sexual Contact, C.R.S. 18-3-404, require sex offender registration, sex offender treatment, and strict monitoring.
When a man in a bar (who has been drinking), reads a woman’s signals wrong and touches her butt while dancing, he makes a deadly mistake. Police in Jefferson County and Douglas County will not consider the couple’s earlier kissing, the fact they’ve been drinking, nor that the man felt the woman agreed to the sexual contact. An arrest will be swift and the man will be in for a huge fight for his life.
In each of the sex offenses we handle, victim’s rights now outweigh a defendant’s constitutional rights. There is a presumption of truth in favor of women accusing men in Denver County and Arapahoe County. The presumption of innocence is erased by courts and DAs who require high bonds, vacating the home where a “victim” might be found, forbidding contact with children (even the defendant’s kids), an order to stay away from the woman’s workplace (even if the man works there too), and GPS monitoring. We’ve gone too far. It is time for the pendulum to swing back to the accused.
Government workers, from judges to prosecutors, from police to probation officers, are afraid they will lose their job if they act humanely and the defendant reoffends under their supervision. They are worried that if they don’t impose the strictest charges, pleas, and monitoring, they will be criticized if the man does something wrong under their authority in Broomfield or Adams County. This paranoia has left us with a system where huge hidden costs are paid to make government workers feel comfortable. As an example, imaging the children whose dad can’t come home suddenly, and can’t call to say why – all because a woman has accused the man of misdemeanor Unlawful Sexual Contact. To children in Mineral and Rio Grande County, it is like they have been abandoned or their parent has died. Victim’s rights organizations lobby for more restraints on men, blind to the hidden costs as families are destroyed, jobs are lost, and houses are foreclosed.
We aggressively fight Unlawful Sexual Contact charges to protect your life. Call the experienced sexual crimes lawyers at 303-731-0719. Then be smart, exercise your right to remain silent. Together, we can protect your future.