What You Need to Know About Sex Crimes in Colorado

sex crimes in Colorado Iyer Criminal Defense DenverIf you’re facing a charge for sex crimes in Colorado, insist on representation from the Iyer Law Office in Denver where we understand the complexities of state laws.

Your freedom and reputation are too important to leave it to a lawyer who does not have specific knowledge of this type of criminal defense.

Our attorney, Vee Iyer, worked as a prosecutor for many years and now uses that knowledge to defend clients with these types of difficult criminal cases.

We now represent clients accused of the following sex crimes in Colorado:

  • Unlawful Sexual Conduct
  • Sexual Assault
  • Prostitution
  • Sexual Assault on a Child
  • Pattern Offenses
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Date Rape and Statutory Rape
  • Child Molestation and Enticement
  • Rape

A Conviction for Sex Crimes in Colorado

A sex crimes conviction will have a huge impact on your life, sometimes more so than other crimes. Beyond the loss of your freedom, a conviction of sexual assault can also cause you to lose your job, your friendships, your personal and professional reputation, and possibly lose custody of their children. It can also make it impossible to hold certain professional licenses, and you may be restricted where you can live.

In fact, if you are convicted of a sex crime you will be required to register with local law enforcement where you live for the sex offender registry. When you move, you need to immediately re-register in your new area of residence and failure to register comes with severe penalties. This requirement can go on for years, or depending on the offense you may be able to petition to stop the sex offender registration.

Sex Crimes in Colorado, Defined

Sexual Battery

A sexual battery offense is the unlawful use of force to another and results in bodily injury or offensive touching, involving the non-consensual touching of the intimate parts of someone else.

Child Enticement/Child Luring

Child enticement or child luring is a violation of both state and federal laws. If a person tries to or does invite or persuade a child under the age of 15 to enter a vehicle, room, building or secluded location with the intent to commit unlawful sexual contact or sexual assault.

Child Molestation

Child molestation can result in a felony conviction with a prison sentence, fines, and sex offender registration.

Child Pornography

Under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 110, the Sexual Exploitation and Other Abuse of Children, includes child pornography, which is any depiction of a minor engaging in a sexually explicit conduct.

The courts have expanded the definition of sexually explicit conduct involving child pornography. Just possessing child pornography can result in a serious criminal charge with accompanying harsh penalties.

Child Sexual Abuse

The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), includes rape, prostitution, incest, statutory rape, molestation, or sexual exploitation of children. The employment, persuasion, inducement, use, enticement, coercion, of a child to engage in sexual activity whether visually, physically, or verbally is against the law. Child sexual abuse is a crime in Colorado and a federal crime.

Habitual Sex Offenders Against Children

When it comes to sex crimes in Colorado, if you have a previous conviction of certain sex crimes against a child either in Colorado, another state, and then you are convicted of another certain sex crimes against a child, you cannot be paroled unless you have served at least three times the maximum presumptive range for the current crime.

If it is misdemeanor you will be sentenced to the county jail. If the current crime is a felony you will be sentenced to prison. In addition, there are mandatory sex treatment and registration requirements.

If you are convicted of some sex crimes against children and you are an illegal alien or a legal resident you can be deported or denied continued legal status in the U.S. by Homeland Security (Immigration Department – ICE).

Indecent Exposure

Indecent exposure is the showing of a person’s genitals in a way that can cause alarm or affront to another person. This includes flashing, streaking, or urinating in public. Indecent exposure can result in jail time, fines, and being listed as a sex offender.

Internet Sex Crimes

Internet sex crimes in Colorado and other states include luring minors, possession or distribution of child pornography, taking photographs of children in sexually explicit poses, and distributing the images on the Internet. These crimes violate state and federal laws and the resulting charges are felonies. If you are convicted, you are required to register with the sex offender registry.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is knowingly sexually penetrating or sexually intruding upon a victim if they didn’t consent, can’t understand the sexual conduct, is unconscious or asleep and can’t consent, is an inmate at a jail, prison, or hospital where the defendant has authority over him or her and uses that authority to coerce submission. People under the age of 18 can be charged with a felony in Colorado for sexual assault.

Lewd Conduct Charges

Lewd conduct is about sexual conduct meant to arouse sexual interest in yourself or another person such as a prostitute making gestures to arouse a passerby, or a person exposing himself, or showing pornography to others to arouse their interest.

If You Are Under Investigation or Arrested for Sex Crimes in Colorado…

Remember don’t talk to the police without contacting us first. Police use tricks and various methods to find out information. They often appear friendly and act like they are on your side. They may ask you for an interview so you can tell your side of the story, don’t do it.

We can’t emphasize enough how you should not speak to ANYONE about the investigation or the case until you speak with us. Just because charges are not filed right away, does not mean it’s over. Don’t let your guard down.

If you are being investigated or charged with sex crimes in Colorado, you want someone who understands both the complexities of Colorado law. You need an attorney like Vee Iyer at the Iyer Law Office. We protect your rights and fight for your vindication because sexually related crimes are unique, complicated, and carry very serious penalties. Call or contact us today for a consultation.

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