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Sexual Assault

Denver Sexual Assault Lawyer

Any type of criminal charge can ruin your life, especially if you are found guilty. If you are facing sexual assault charges in the state of Colorado, it is imperative that you hire an experienced and accomplished criminal defense lawyer. Gregory Scott Mitchell of The Mitchell Law Firm has represented many citizens charged with sexual assault and similar sex crimes. Upon hearing the details of your case and evaluating the evidence against you, he will know how to proceed with your defense.

Legal Definition of Sexual Assault
Under the Colorado Revised Statute 18-3-402, sexual assault is defined as the accused person knowingly inflicting sexual intrusion on an alleged victim under certain circumstances, including:

Using force or coercion, including drugs

  • The alleged victim is unable to or does not give consent.
  • The alleged victim is under 15 years old and the accused is at least four years older, even if sexual conduct was consensual between the two parties.
  • The accused person uses his or her authority to compel a victim.
  • The alleged sexual assault happens as part of some kind of medical service.

Colorado laws pertaining to sexual assault are complex, but Gregory Mitchell has thorough knowledge of these laws and can explain what you are charged with and possible convictions. Our goal is to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed, and the sooner you contact us, the sooner we will be able to begin building your defense.

Sexual Assault Felony vs. Sexual Assault Misdemeanor

There are different levels of sexual assault charges, from a misdemeanor to a class 3 felony. Depending on the level of criminal charges, there are a range of penalties including incarceration and substantial fines. If convicted of a felony sex crime, you may have to register as a sex offender, which will forever impact your life and ability to obtain or maintain employment. Upon hearing the details of your charge(s) and learning what evidence the prosecutor has against you, we will be able to devise a defense strategy best suited to your case.

Misdemeanor Sexual Assault

Misdemeanor sexual assault charges pertain to cases in which the alleged victim and the accused person are at least four years apart in age, and the victim is fifteen years old or younger, even if the sexual activity is consensual. For instance, is an 18 year old high school student had consensual sex with his 14 year old girlfriend, he can be charged with misdemeanor sexual assault, even if she was a willing participant or even encouraged the sexual act.

Felony Sexual Assault

Sexual assault in Colorado is deemed a felony if certain circumstances apply, such as using physical force or weapons, giving the victim drugs, or using threats of violence. As a class 3 felony, sexual assault can result in up to twelve years in prison with five years of parole and fines ranging from $3,000 to $750,000. No matter the sex crime you have been charged with, you must contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The longer you wait to seek legal representation, the more difficult it will be to plan a strategic defense for you.

An experienced, knowledgeable sexual assault defense attorney like Gregory Mitchell will work tirelessly to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced, but it is imperative that you contact The Mitchell Law Firm as soon as possible. With offices in Denver, Littleton, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Greeley and Grand Lake, Colorado, The Mitchell Law Firm can offer its legal services across the state.

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The Mitchell Law Firm will represent Defendants for felony or misdemeanor cases in Federal Court, State District, or County Courts, Municipal or City Offenses, and DMV Administrative hearings. In addition, Gregory Scott Mitchell and The Mitchell Law Firm can represent clients for Civil Restraining Orders, Dependency and Neglect cases, and Sealing Criminal Records.

If you need a Colorado Criminal Defense attorney with experience and a professional, no-nonsense approach, call us now, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for an immediate appointment. You will be connected directly with attorney Gregory Scott Mitchell for a FREE consultation.