Charges of unlawful sexual contact don’t just apply to adults in Arapahoe County. Teens in Aurora, Centennial, and Englewood can face these allegations for touching a peer’s butt or acting on mixed signals from a classmate. An alleged victim claiming your son or daughter touched them without permission can be all it takes for police to involve themselves. Sadly, a teenager changing their mind the next morning or after friends find out can lead to significant hurdles for teens in high school and even middle school. If your child is facing accusations of unlawful sexual contact, the time to act is now. Contact an experienced juvenile sex crime attorney today.
Arapahoe County Juvenile Unlawful Sexual Contact
Arapahoe County’s unlawful sexual contact law prohibits acts of groping or fondling someone’s intimate parts without consent. CRS 18-3-404 addresses this sex offense in Denver, Arapahoe, and Douglas County. Teenagers commit this offense if they:
- knowingly touch another’s intimate part (or the clothing covering these parts),
- without consent,
- for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, or abuse
It’s easy to see how a teenage boy or girl could cross this line simply out of curiosity. There is often a significant lack of evidence in these cases and charges may result from nothing more than the other teen’s statements about what happened.
How Bad is Juvenile Unlawful Sexual Contact in Colorado?
Any sex crime allegation against your child can feel overwhelming. Accusations of unlawful sexual contact are serious. While most teenagers aren’t likely to face jail time in these cases, other aspects of their future are in jeopardy. An adjudication can lead to invasive, costly treatment overseen by the sex offender management board, as well as sex offender registration. Supervision for some teens is very strict, potentially making them feel isolated from their friends and peers and limiting their activities at school and outside the home.
Aurora Lawyer for Juvenile Sex Offenses
Just because your son or daughter is facing accusations of unlawful sexual contact doesn’t mean they’re guilty. We have decades of combined experience successfully fighting juvenile sex crime charges and are prepared for your unique case. Perhaps the other minor is lying, the contact was accidental, or there was in fact consent. Nevertheless, don’t talk to law enforcement without talking to an attorney first. Contact our office for a free, confidential consultation with an experienced criminal lawyer. We can speak with you and your family over the phone, on a video conference, or in-person. We will carefully analyze your child’s case, as well as outline next steps in their defense. Our affordable fees and flexible payment plans make strategic representation a reality in uncertain times.
Don’t talk to the police about juvenile unlawful sexual contact – talk to us. O’Malley and Sawyer, LLC 303-731-0719
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