Complex Rape Laws Require a Proper Sex Crimes Defense

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Complex Rape Laws Require a Proper Sex Crimes DefenseIf you ever find yourself accused, complex rape laws require a proper sex crimes defense from the knowledgeable and experienced legal team at the Iyer Law Office in Denver. A sex crimes conviction will change your life in so many ways including your reputation, your family, and your job. Our attorney, Vee Iyer, will protect your rights and get you the aggressive criminal defense you need. With an honest assessment of your case, you will be able to understand the challenges you are facing and know what defense options are available.

The laws are complicated but rape and sexual assault but basically, rape is nonconsensual sexual intercourse that is committed by physical force, the threat of injury, or other duress and sexual assault generally refers to any crime in which the offender subjects the victim to sexual touching that is unwanted and offensive.

According to a FindLaw article, Colorado’s rape and sexual assault crimes are based on whether penetration of any kind was completed or only touching of genitals and other intimate parts. The penalties given at conviction for these crimes depends on aggravating factors, like using force or date rape drugs.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is knowingly sexually penetrating or sexually intruding on a victim. It is illegal when the defendant forces the victim to submit against her or his will, knows the victim submits because they erroneously believe the defendant is his or her spouse, or engages in the sexual activity while offering a medical treatment when it’s inconsistent with reasonable medical practices.

In addition, if the victim is incapable of understanding the sexual conduct, unconscious, asleep or otherwise can’t consent and the defendant knows this, under 14 years old and the defendant is at least 4 years older and not his or her spouse, 15 or 16 old and the defendant is at least 10 years older and not his or her spouse, detained in jail, prison or hospital where the defendant has authority over the victim and uses this authority to coerce the victim into the act.

Unlawful Sexual Contact

Unlawful sexual contact is knowingly touching the victim’s intimate parts or making the victim touch the defendant’s intimate parts, or touching the clothing over the intimate parts if this contact was for sexual arousal, gratification, or abuse. It is prohibited when the victim doesn’t consent, can’t understand the sexual conduct, is unconscious or asleep and can’t consent, or is an inmate at a prison, jail or hospital where the defendant has authority over him or her and uses that authority to coerce submission.

It is also illegal when the defendant uses date rape drugs to impair the victim, engages in the sexual contact while claiming to offer a medical treatment or exam, but it is inconsistent with reasonable medical practices, or knowingly inducing or coercing a child under 18 years old to expose their intimate parts or to engage in any sexual contact, intrusions, or penetration with another person for the defendant’s sexual gratification.

Colorado’s complex rape laws require a proper sex crimes defense offered by Attorney Vee Iyer with the Iyer Law Office in Denver. Iyer has experience working as a prosecutor for many years and uses that knowledge to defend clients with complex criminal cases. He has the experience and expertise to defend you if you are charged with sexually related offenses.

 


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