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If you are convicted of sexual assault in the state of Colorado, you run the risk of being labeled a sexual offender. Being convicted of sexual assault means it can be difficult to find a job, maintain future relationships and even be part of a community. As a skilled Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney, Sarah Christensen is sensitive to these concerns and will work diligently to prevent a conviction and protect your rights as well as your future.
Sarah Christensen Attorney at Law, P.C. is very thorough and the person you need on your side! Call 719-634-7770 today for an appointment!
If convicted of a class three felony for sexual assault; you could face a prison sentence of 20 years to life in prison with a 20-year to lifetime probation afterwards as a sexual offender. Contact Sarah today to be on your side in court.
If you have been charged with sexual assault, so much is at stake. In addition to facing felony charges with possible prison time, your reputation and future are also at risk. In the state of Colorado, felony sexual assault can lead to being labeled a sex offender with possible lifetime probation and mandatory registration with periodic polygraph testing. If you find yourself facing these serious charges, it is critical that you contact an experienced Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney immediately to handle your case efficiently and help protect your rights.
Sexual assault is generally defined as any sexual action done against another person's will and Colorado law C.R.S.18-3-402 specifically prohibits sexual assault. Colorado statues categorize sexual assault by the degree of force used, ages of the victims and whether the act was consensual or not. A skilled criminal defense attorney will need to prove that the sexual act was consensual or that the accused is fabricating the event as a form of revenge or ulterior motive in order to get the charges against you reduced or even dropped completely.
In the state of Colorado, you will be charged with a class three felony for sexual assault if:
. Physical force was used to commit the sexual act
. Threat of death or bodily injury was used to create sexual submission
. The Victim is helpless or unable to consent (handicapped or mentally ill)
. Drugs or other substances were used to impair the victim's ability (date rape drugs etc.)
. Sexual assault was aided by one or more persons
. Bodily injury or a deadly weapon was used to cause the submission of the victim.
If convicted of a class three felony for sexual assault, you face a prison sentence of 20 years to life in prison with a 20-year to lifetime probation afterwards as a sexual offender.
If the sexual assault charges against you involve a minor, you face even harsher penalties and sentencing. Sexual assault crimes against children are considered a most serious offense with felony charges, prison time and mandatory labeling as a sexual offender. If you are convicted of sexual assault against a child you may not be allowed to live, work or carry on relationships with young children, even your own. In addition to incarceration, most sex offenders are required by law to undergo sexual treatment plans in an attempt to prevent future offenses from occurring.
Anytime you are convicted of sexual assault in the state of Colorado, you run the risk of being labeled a sexual offender. As a result, being convicted of sexual assault can make it difficult to find a job, maintain future relationships and even be part of a community. A skilled Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney should be sensitive to these concerns and work diligently to prevent your conviction and protect your rights as well as your future.