If you have been accused of a sex crime in Denver or Adams County, it is important that you seek the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Due to the stiff penalties (such as indeterminate life sentences Your life will change in a matter of minutes if you have been charged with a sex offense. Say nothing to the police, and contact a lawyer immediately. Your life can change in a matter of minutes. The attorneys at Sawyer Legal Group, LLC have been defending clients accused of sexual assault for over a decade. We know how to present an unbeatable defense to win at trial, have your sentence reduced, or your case dismissed completely. There are many sexual crimes in Colorado. It is important to know what you have been charged with. Depending on the crime, you could be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony.
Sex Crimes in Colorado
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
Internet Sex Crimes
Incest and Aggravated Incest
Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification
Prostitution, Solicitation, Pandering, and Pimping
Sexual Assault on a Child
Sexual Assault on a Child by a Person in a Position of Trust
Unlawful Sexual Contact
What is Colorado's Indeterminate Sentencing?
Colorado's legislature put indeterminate sentencing – C.R.S. 18-1.3-1004 into effect because they believe sex offenders are a danger to society, and must receive successful treatment in the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) before they can be released. They believe that treatment and supervision may be required for the rest of a sex offender's life, so the amount of time in DOC is determined by the Colorado Parole Board. Indeterminate sentencing means a person will be sentenced for the minimum amount of time, up to life (for example, 2 years to life). Because so much is at stake in sex offense cases, you need to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight the charges and protect your future.
Sex Offender Treatment and Sex Offender Management Board
The Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) makes the rules and determines the treatment for all sex offenders. The treaters approved by the board closely examine every aspect of a sex offender's life and determine the best course of action for that individual in Jefferson or Douglas County. There are both group and individual sessions. At Sawyer Legal Group, we know how the board works as we have worked with their treatment providers on numerous occasions. The SOMB has a “no-cure” philosophy when it comes to sex offenders. They have a one-size fits all treatment plan which is harsh and invasive. However, we are privileged to know some providers who are truly concerned about the care of offenders.
What to Do if Contacted by the Police:
1.Exercise your right to remain silent. Don't speak to the police or give them any information.
2.Contact an attorney immediately. You must begin working on your defense immediately.
3.Don't talk about your case with anyone: Speak only with your attorney.
Sex Crimes Require an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
Sex Crimes Have Serious Consequences: Don't Stand Alone in Court
Here at Sawyer Legal Group, our attorneys are aggressive when it comes to representing clients accused of sex crimes in Arapahoe and Larimer County. We know that your life and future hangs in the balance, and we are willing to exhaust our resources in order to help you. The most important piece of advice we can offer is to remain silent if contacted by police. Never give a statement to police investigators, but exercise your right to remain silent. Tell them you wish to speak with you attorney and decline to give them any information.