Children Accusing People of Sexual Assault More in Adams County and Denver
Sexual Assault on a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-405, and the numerous other sex crimes involving children appear to be charged more and more in recent years across Denver and Adams County Colorado. From what I’ve seen, these sexual assault charges are on the rise because police officers and district attorneys are frightened of criticism. They worry that someone will say they did not support a child making these accusations, even if the child has a history of lying. It is all about job security for government workers. After finishing yet another trial involving Sexual Assault on a Child, Position of Trust, and listening to a prosecutor state her case, I am forming a second theory as to why it is so easy to get charged and why it is becoming more likely for people to go to prison for a heinous crime that never happened.
Do Children Lie in Arapahoe County About Sex?
There is a strong movement in society which says children do not lie. There is a stronger movement within our justice system that assumes any person claiming to be a victim is one. I hear in court over and over again that it does not make sense for a child (defined as a person under the age of 18) to make false allegations. Is that true? This was a theme in my last case. The prosecutor’s only evidence was the accusations of an angry 16 year old girl. They wanted a jury to put away my client for potentially the rest of his life because she had no reason to lie.
Claiming to be a Victim in Denver – Does That Make Someone a Victim?
An entire industry has risen within our justice system that coddles the accuser and condemns the accused before they are tried. If you think I am exaggerating, then I am certain you have never been accused of a sex crime in Denver, Colorado. Because if you have been, you have seen everything you worked for disappear. At the word of one troubled and angry teenager, and the discretion of a prosecutor, you will be locked up and required to post a significant bond or remain in jail. If you are fortunate enough to get out of jail before a trial, you can be required to pay for GPS monitoring, drug and alcohol tested, and to visit a pretrial services officer. It gets worse.
Presumption of Innocence in Douglas County? Replaced by a Presumption of Guilt
Trying to find a judge or jury in Douglas County who is willing to give a man accused of Sexual Assault on a Child the presumption of innocence is not an easy task. This search is one of the most difficult things I must do as a criminal Defense Attorney working in the Denver metropolitan area. Even when I believe a fair jury is seated, I am always concerned they will not follow the important presumption of innocence until all the evidence is heard. My goal is to make sure all the evidence is heard and that my client’s voice is heard.
The Cost of Being Accused of a Sex Crime in Jefferson County
When you win your sexual assault case, the Court in Jefferson County will not apologize for putting you through the most difficult time of your life. They will not refund your expert witness fees, lawyer fees, or bond fees. Yet you must still pour everything you have into winning, since a lifetime in prison, called indeterminate sentencing, is more important than your house, job or car. And, most importantly, hiring a lawyer who cares about you and your future is worth it. Search for a qualified attorney who is experienced, skilled, and who believes in you.
We offer a free in-office consultation worth up to $300.00. So if you or someone you care about has been charged with Sexual Assault on a child, or any of sex crime in Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us at 303-731-0719. Together we can protect your future.
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