Broomfield Unlawful Sexual Contact Lawyer

Skilled Counsel to Effectively Fight Unlawful Sexual Contact Charges

Unlawful sexual contact can come with misdemeanor or felony charges in Colorado. With both levels of charges, the potential impacts and penalties can be serious, lasting for years in serious cases.

When you or a loved one has been accused of unlawful sexual contact in Colorado, the lawyer representing you can make all the difference in the strength and success of your case. To make sure you have a strong defense from the preliminary hearings through the resolution of the case, you need an experienced attorney—you need 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.

With decades of experience and a record of success, we have the knowledge and skills to effectively defend clients in a range of sex crimes cases, including those that involve allegations of unlawful sexual contact. We are ready to help you determine and pursue your best defense options.

How Does Colorado Law Define Unlawful Sexual Contact?

Under Colorado law, unlawful sexual contact can include:

  • Nonconsensual touching of intimate body parts
  • Intentionally causing someone else to make contact with your intimate parts without their consent
  • Convincing a child to expose intimate parts or engage in sexual activity

What Are the Penalties for Unlawful Sexual Contact in Colorado?

As an extraordinary risk crime under Colorado law, unlawful sexual contact can come with harsh penalties upon conviction. In fact, while misdemeanor charges can come with 6 months to 2 years in jail—along with fines of $500 to $5,000—felony charges can come into play when the alleged offense involves:

  • Drugging the victim
  • Using intimidation, threats, or force
  • Using a deadly weapon

In these cases, the charges for unlawful sexual contact can be filed as class 4 felonies, which can be punishable by:

  • 2 to 8 years in prison
  • $2,000 to $500,000 in fines
  • Mandatory registration as a Colorado sex offender

What Are the Defenses to Charges of Unlawful Sexual Contact?

The best way to fight these charges depends on the details of the case, including the available evidence. Depending on the circumstances involved, some defense options can include arguments like (but not limited to) the following:

  • The accused has been misidentified as the perpetrator.
  • The situation was misinterpreted, and no unlawful sexual contact occurred.
  • The allegations are false, made in an attempt to harm the accused.

With these cases, it’s crucial to remember that:

  • There is often little to no physical evidence: Instead, these cases often rely on witness testimony. For the defense, that can open up room to present character evidence that may lend credibility to the accused and/or help refute the allegations made by an alleged victim.
  • You are innocent until proven guilty: It’s up to the prosecutor to prove that you are guilty. For the defense, establishing reasonable doubt can be an effective way to weaken the prosecution’s arguments in these cases.

Get the help you need fighting sex crimes charges by contacting us now. Your freedom and future could depend on it.

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

We are known for providing superior, strategic defense representation, and we are dedicated to offering the counsel and service we would expect if we were in your shoes. We look forward to helping you get through these challenging times so you can move on to a bright future.

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