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Unlawful Sexual Contact – Arapahoe County and Douglas County Defense Attorney

On Behalf of | Jun 23, 2016 | Unlawful Sexual Contact |

Unlawful Sexual Contact Colorado Lawyer: Charges Can Occur Easily

Unlawful Sexual Contact can be charged as both a felony and a misdemeanor. The stakes are high, with prison and Arapahoe County Jail on the table. Just as important is how easy this crime can be alleged. No evidence is required – just the word of someone who wants revenge against you, has a need for attention, or who regrets the consensual contact and wants a way out.

When you are feeling helpless, it is time to talk to a defense lawyer who has been there hundreds of times before. We are that law firm and we only handle criminal defense cases. Sexual assault and Unlawful Sexual Contact charges in Douglas County are common for us.

Felony Unlawful Sexual Contact in Jefferson County – What is the Definition of This Charge?

Another way Unlawful Sexual Contact can occur is if someone encourages a child to expose their intimate parts or have sexual contact with another person, for the actor’s sexual gratification. The child can be anyone under eighteen years old. A felony Unlawful Sexual Contact charge in Jefferson County can also result from when someone engages is apparent medical treatment of another pretending to do so for medical purposes, when the treatment or examination is inconsistent with typical medical practices. Finally, you can also be charged with a felony Unlawful Sexual Contact when having sexual contact through the use of force, intimidation or threat. Some felony Unlawful Sexual Contact sections have mandatory prison. Read more about Felony Unlawful Sexual Contact.

Jefferson County Unlawful Sexual Contact – A Lawyer’s Definition

Misdemeanor Unlawful Sexual Contact, C.R.S. 18-3-404, charges result from a person knowingly subjecting another to any sexual contact if:

  • The person knows that their victim does not consent, or
  • The person knows the victim is incapable of understanding the nature of the victim’s conduct (such as when a victim is drunk) or,
  • The person sexually touches another who is physically helpless and unable to consent or,
  • The person has impaired another person’s ability to understand what is going on, by the use of any intoxicant or drug designed to cause submission or,
  • The victim is in a jail, prison, hospital or in police custody and the actor has some type of supervisory authority over the victim.

Brighton, Thornton and Adams County Unlawful Sexual Contact Charges

If you are being accused of Unlawful Sexual Contact in Adams County or Denver, you need to begin the fight right away. Hire one of the best criminal defense lawyers in the State of Colorado. We are committed to stopping the criminal justice system from making you a sex offender. Sex offenders must leave many jobs, move out of their houses, and stay away from children. Never speak to police, but instead call us at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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