Broomfield Defense Attorney for Sex Crimes Involving Children

Strategic Defense Representation for Sex Offenses Involved Children

Sex crimes involving children are profoundly serious under Colorado law. Many of these offenses are charged as high-level felonies, carrying harsh, lasting penalties. For the accused, that may be just the tip of the iceberg. In the shadow of these allegations, the accused can be forced to endure the negative impacts of public opinion, lost career opportunities, damaged relationships, and much more.

As serious as these sex crimes charges can be, how you resolve them often comes down to the lawyer who is in your corner. When you are facing charges of sex crimes involving children, it’s time to contact a Broomfield sex crimes lawyer at The Datz Law Firm, P.C.

Backed by decades of experience and a tireless dedication to defending our clients, we have the knowledge and skills to craft strong defense cases for a range of sex crime charges in Colorado.

Call (720) 879-1114 or email us for important answers about your rights and legal options.

We are ready to explain your options and provide the experienced counsel you need to get through these challenging times.

How Does Colorado Law Define Sexual Assault on a Child?

Sexual contact with minors under 15, when the accused is at least 4 years older than the alleged victim, can constitute sexual assault on a child under Colorado law. With these cases:

  • The contact can involve touching the child or having the child touch the perpetrator.
  • The contact can occur with genitals or other intimate body parts.
  • The contact can occur through clothing.

What Are the Penalties for Sex Crimes Involving Children?

Upon conviction, the penalties for these sex crimes can vary, depending on the nature and severity of the charges, as well as the convicted individual’s record (and, specifically, whether (s)he has prior sex crimes convictions).

The following table shows the felony charges and penalties for various sex crimes involving children in Colorado.

Charge Classification Jail or Prison Time Fines
Sexual assault on a child Class 4 felony 2 to 6 years $2,000 to $500,000
Sexual assault on a child with the use of force or threats Class 3 felony 4 to 12 years $3,000 to $750,000
Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust Class 3 felony 4 to 12 years $3,000 to $750,000
Primping of or patronizing a child prostitute Class 3 felony 4 to 12 years $3,000 to $750,000
Sexual exploitation of a child (possession of child pornography) Class 5 felony 1 to 3 years $1,000 to $100,000

What Are the Defenses to Sex Crimes Involving Children?

The best way to defend against these charges will depend on the specifics of the case, including the allegations and the available evidence. Depending on the circumstances involved, it may be possible to defend the accused with arguments like (but not limited to) the following:

  • The situation was misinterpreted, and no sexual assault occurred.
  • The accused has been wrongly identified as the perpetrator.
  • The allegations are false, with another adult using the child and charges as a means of revenge.

To find out the best defense options for your case, contact a Broomfield sex crimes defense lawyer at The Datz Law Firm, P.C.

Call (720) 879-1114 or email us for important answers about your rights and legal options.

Remember, these sex crimes cases often come down to witness statements, and children may not be the most dependable witnesses. Additionally, you are innocent until proven guilty, and the burden of proof lies with the prosecution. That can make reasonable doubt essential in these cases.

As former district attorneys, we know how prosecutors approach these cases—and we know how to disarm their arguments while providing strategic defense representation. We are proud to provide the advocacy and service we would expect if we were in your shoes, and we look forward to helping you overcome the legal challenges you face so you can move on to a brighter future.

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