Child Sexual Assault

Allegations of sex assault on a child are extremely serious, and unfortunately, there are many cases in which a person is mistakenly charged with these felony charges. For example, while a child may misinterpret a situation or be mistaken about what a sex assault is, in other cases, an angry child or ex-spouse may intentionally lie to law enforcement officials to try to get an innocent person in serious legal trouble. Regardless of how sex assault on a child charges are brought about, it's crucial that the accused work with an experienced Denver sex assault on a child defense lawyer in order to ensure that:

  • His rights are fully protected
  • He has the best chances of resolving his case as favorably as possible

Sex Assault On A Child: Penalties Upon Conviction

According to Colorado law (C.R.S. 18-3-405), sex assault on a child is officially defined as engaging in sexual contact with an individual who is less than 15 years old and who is also at least four years younger than the alleged perpetrator. In such cases, sex assault on a child will be filed as a class 4 felony charge and will be an extraordinary risk crime, which means that a conviction on this charge can result in between one and 16 years in prison, fines between $2,000 and $500,000 and mandatory registration as a Colorado sex offender for life.

If any of the following are also involved in the case, then sex assault on a child will be filed as a class 3 felony charge, which can be punishable by between two and 32 years in prison (as well as mandatory registration as a Colorado sex offender for life and fines of up to $750,000):

  • Physical force or the threat of serious injury was used to facilitate sexual activity.
  • The sex assault was committed as part of a pattern of sexual abuse.

Denver Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys At FleschLaw

While our trusted Denver sex crimes attorneys are skilled at aggressively defending the rights of the accused both inside and outside of the courtroom, we are also fiercely committed to helping our clients achieve the best possible resolution to their cases. To set up a free initial consultation, call us at 720-689-0322.