What Is Considered A Sex Crime?
Sexual assault is a felony in Colorado. While there is a categorized difference between sexual assault and sexual contact, all sex crimes have serious consequences.
The umbrella of “sexual assault” covers a variety of crimes, including:
- Unlawful sexual contact
- Penetration or intrusion (rape)
- Unlawful sexual contact of a minor
- Unlawful sexual contact of a minor in a position of trust
- Sexual battery
- Groping or fondling of genitals
In the state of Colorado, defendants convicted of any of these charges can be subject to an indeterminate sentence that could be as severe as life in prison. A felony sex offense also comes with a mandatory sex offender registration.
What To Do If Accused of Sexual Assault
If you or someone you know is accused of a sex crime or sexual assault, the best way you can help yourself is by talking to no one and hiring a lawyer. Do not give any statements to the police, and don’t talk to family or friends about the case either. Contact our sexual assault defense attorneys immediately. Our lawyers will meet with you to discuss your side of the story, and make sure that we have all of the facts and evidence gathered in order to give you the best possible defense in court.