When Enticement of a Child Charges are Filed in Douglas County, Jurors are Ready to Convict
Enticement of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-305, allegations are frequently brought to the Douglas County District Attorneys’ Office. If prosecutors think they can convince a jury that a person tried to persuade a child, 14 years old or under, to enter a vehicle, building, room, or secluded place, with the intent to commit sexual assault or unlawful sexual contact, they will file charges. DAs don’t need clear evidence of the crime. They just need a child claiming it happened, and they are plentiful. A jury is willing to convict on Enticment allegations and the sad news is that the reasonable doubt burden of proof, is not important.
Colorado’s Constitution Supports Those Falsely Accused in Adams County
Every person accused of a crime is protected under the U.S. Constitution and the Colorado Constitution. This means the accused is presumed innocent until a jury finds that person guilty of a crime. The average citizen who is called to be a juror in Enticement of a Child cases in Adams County hears that the prosecution must prove every element of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Your defense attorney will help jurors understand that proof of is needed to convict – something beyond the emotion of a mere accusation. Enticement of a Child False Allegations.
The Best Denver Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver
Just think how easy it is to be convicted of Enticement of a Child in Denver if “intent” for sexual gratification was not required. If all a prosecutor had to prove was that someone invited a child into a car, or building, and the rest did not matter, we would all be locked up. Yet, a person’s intent is the very thing which most Denver prosecutors ignore with a jury. They know they have momentum on their side once a child falsely testified.
Our Job: Get the Jury Thinking About Proof and False Allegations
The lawyers at O’Malley Law Office, P.C. work hard to make sure the District Attorney is held to proving all the elements of every crime. We know what it takes to require jurors to understand their obligation to justice and to find our clients not guilty of crimes they did not commit.
If you are being falsely accused of Enticement of a Child in Denver or anywhere in Colorado, do not talk with the police before talking to us. 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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