Denver Sex Crimes Attorney

Navigating Criminal Law to Protect Your Rights

Suro Law: Colorado Sex Crime Defense Attorney

In the realm of criminal charges, few carry the weight and stigma of sex crimes. David Suro understands this and is committed to providing non-judgemental support and strategic defense for individuals facing sexual offense allegations. With an unmatched understanding of Colorado’s legal landscape, David Suro stands ready to protect your rights and advocate for your future.

Understanding Sex Crimes in Denver, CO

In the state of Colorado, some of the most common acts defined as sex crimes include: rape, sexual assault, sexual contact with a minor (statutory rape) and indecent exposure. The majority of sex crimes are considered felonies, which means that a conviction can result in considerable jail time, as well as fines and the addition of the defendant’s information to a sex offender registry. Investigations for sex crimes are thorough, involving the defendant, their friends, and their family.

Being investigated for a sex crime can often disrupt a defendant’s personal life, relationships, and career. And, if the trial ends in a conviction, this will have long-lasting consequences. Regardless of the severity of the crime itself, the penalties for a conviction last far longer than other criminal penalties.

Sexual Assault vs. Unlawful Sexual Contact: What’s the Difference?

The state of Colorado differentiates between sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact, with sexual assault being the more serious crime. The key difference between these two charges is that sexual assault involves non-consensual penetration of some kind, while unlawful sexual contact involves non-consensual touching without penetration.

Note that both of these charges become more serious when the victim is under the age of 18, regardless of whether or not the perpetrator was aware of the victim’s age.

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Sexual Assault

In Colorado, sexual assault charges can be categorized as either felonies or misdemeanors, depending on factors such as the severity of the offense and the age of the victim.

  • Misdemeanor Sexual Assault: Misdemeanor charges usually apply in cases of unlawful sexual contact where no force or weapons were used. Potential penalties include up to two years in jail and up to $5000 in fines. Beyond this, misdemeanor convictions can carry lifelong consequences for your reputation, relationships, and employment prospects.
  • Felony Sexual Assault: Felony charges arise in more severe cases, such as those involving non-consensual penetration or the use of threats, weapons, or violence. Penalties can include prison sentences (in some cases life in prison) and hefty fines of up to $1,000,000.

Both misdemeanor and felony convictions require entry into the Colorado sex offender registry, where your name, date of birth, address, photo, physical description, crime(s), date of conviction, and more will become public record.

Other Sexual Offenses We Handle

At Suro Law, we recognize that every sexual offense carries its own legal complexities. That is why we provide comprehensive defense strategies tailored to the unique circumstances of every case. Some additional charges we handle include:

  • Child Sexual Assault
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Public Indecency
  • Prostitution
  • Internet Luring
  • Pornography

If you are seeking the help of a sex crime lawyer in Colorado, David Suro can support you. Get started today with a FREE consultation, where we will discuss the specifics of your case and determine the best next steps.

Seeking Relief: Can You Get Off the Sex Offender Registry in Colorado?

Removal from the sex offender registry in Colorado is a time-intensive process with no guarantee of success. While you can petition to have your name removed, you must demonstrate that you are no longer a threat to society in order for the court to consider your request. Some of the specific requirements for sex offender registry removal include:

  • No convictions of sexual assault or incest. These charges mandate lifelong registration.
  • Only one sex crimes conviction. Multiple convictions mandate lifelong registration.
  • Proof that you have completed all court-ordered courses, therapy, or education.
  • Proof that you have met all of your probation/parole requirements.
  • You are not considered sexually violent.

You can find more information about discontinuing your Colorado sex offender registration HERE. If you are facing sex crimes charges in Colorado, Suro Law will advocate for your removal from the registry whenever possible.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Sex Crimes Charges in Colorado

If falsely accused, it’s crucial to remain calm and refrain from discussing the case with anyone except your sex crimes lawyer. Contact Suro Law immediately to begin building your defense.

Yes, consent is not a black-and-white issue, as factors such as age, mental capacity, and coercion can invalidate consent. This is why it’s essential to consult with an expert Denver sex crimes lawyer who can navigate the specifics of your case and present the strongest possible defense in court.

Suro Law crafts a unique case for every individual who comes to us for legal assistance. However, there are some defenses that tend to hold the most weight when it comes to these types of charges. These include:

  • The sexual encounter was consensual. As explained above, consent is a gray area. The defense can often use circumstantial evidence in an attempt to show that the sex was, in fact, consensual. Evidence can include communication between the accused and accuser, eyewitness accounts, and medical expert testimonies.
  • The defendant was falsely accused. Sometimes, the accuser is outright lying about the event in an act of anger or revenge. Similar types of evidence would also be used in a defense of this kind.
  • Penetration did not occur. The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that penetration occurred. In cases with no eyewitnesses, recorded communication, or rape kits, this can be quite difficult to accomplish.

A sex crime conviction can have far-reaching consequences beyond the criminal penalties imposed by the court. Some additional ramifications you may face include:

  • Loss of gun rights
  • Difficulty getting hired
  • Deportation for non-US citizens

Navigating the aftermath of a sex crime conviction requires careful consideration of both the criminal and non-criminal consequences. Seeking legal guidance from experienced attorneys like those at Suro Law is essential to understanding and mitigating these potential repercussions.

Yes, sexual assault cases are typically public record. While details about the perpetrator are visible via the Colorado sex offender registry, information about the victim is typically redacted to protect their identity and privacy.

Suro Law: Denver Sex Crimes Lawyer Near You

When facing allegations of sexual crimes, the stakes are high, and the path forward may seem uncertain. Suro Law offers steadfast support and strategic defense, guiding you through the complexities of the legal system with compassion and expertise. Don’t face these challenges alone—choose Suro Law to protect your rights and advocate for your future.

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