Legal Help For People Accused Of Sex Crimes

People who have been accused of sex crimes face tough penalties. In fact, no other charges carry such strong public sentiment and consequences. People who are accused and face lifetime sentences, as well as lifetime registration as a sex offender that limits where they can live, work and who they can see.

If you are facing criminal charges related to a sex offense, you need someone experienced on your side—someone who has in-depth knowledge of the laws, criminal procedures and legal system.

Over the years, I have earned a reputation in the courts as a compassionate, determined and successful defense attorney. At my Boulder law firm, I use years of experience to represent people throughout Colorado who are accused of sex crimes.

Five Critical Things To Know If You Are Facing Charges

I represent people who have been accused of a variety of sex crimes, from misdemeanor charges to major felonies, all of which carry lifelong implications. These include rape, sexual assault, indecent exposure, child molestation (enticement of a child/exploitation of a child/assault on a child) and computer crimes such as possession or distribution of child pornography.

If you have been accused:

  1. Do not wait for charges to be filed. A criminal defense lawyer can help you protect your rights, even before formal charges have been filed. In some cases, it may be possible for an attorney to advocate for someone under investigation and prevent charges from being filed in the first place.
  2. Know your rights. Sex offense cases often rely on statements that the accused gives the police. If you speak with the police, know that your words can be used against you — even if you are never formally read your rights. You have the right to a lawyer, and it is in your best interests to talk with a lawyer before talking with the police.
  3. The police are not on your side. The police may act like they are on your side, but they are not. They may ask you to "help them" by telling them what happened. They are not your friends; they are looking for a confession.
  4. You need an independent investigation. To build a strong defense, you cannot rely on what the police claim is "true." Your defense attorney must lead an independent investigation into the facts. In my law practice, I often discover evidence that undermines the credibility of witnesses or victims. I use the information I discover to resolve the matter effectively.
  5. Experts can help you. I often hire experts to evaluate evidence in sex crime cases. As a former prosecutor, I know that positive evaluations by experts can help convince prosecutors to resolve cases favorably.

If you or a loved one is facing a sex crime, you may contact my law firm at 720-443-5875 for a free and confidential consultation.