Sex Assault, Sexual Assault on a Child, Unlawful Sexual Contact
Other than first-degree murder, no charge carries more severe penalties in Colorado than a sexual assault charge. Most sex assault convictions require "indeterminate sentencing," which essentially means a life sentence. In Colorado, even a statutory rape charge with a consenting victim can lead to a life sentence to prison.
At Samuelson Law, we understand that the stigma of a sex crime conviction can haunt a person for the rest of his or her life. Even for defendants who manage to avoid lengthy prison sentences, a sex crime conviction can result in a host of ugly consequences including:
- Lifetime sex offender registration
- Sexually violent predator designation
- Removal from the home
- Loss of career
- Prohibition of computer and Internet use
- Court-ordered separation from one's own children
- No contact with anyone under 18 years of age
- Expensive sex offender surcharges
- Lifetime probation supervision
- Embarrassing and intrusive sex offender treatment
While the consequences of a sex crime conviction are extremely harsh and life-altering, experience teaches that false accusations are made more often in this area of criminal defense than in just about any other area of the law. Like with false allegations of domestic violence, too often angry "victims" use false allegations of sexual assault or sexual assault on a child to gain leverage in a divorce or custody proceeding or just to bring a former spouse or boyfriend to their knees.
Standing Up for Your Rights
Given the harsh consequences and reputation-ruining stigma that result from a conviction for date rape, sexual assault, sexual assault on a child (position of trust/pattern of abuse), unlawful sexual contact, public indecency or indecent exposure, Fort Collins sexual assault defense lawyer Derek Samuelson vigorously defends clients facing these charges. No stone is left unturned investigating, litigating, and thoroughly preparing a solid defense to sexual assault, sexual assault on a child, unlawful sexual contact, public indecency, or indecent exposure charges. Derek Samuelson's comprehensive approach to defending sex crime cases has resulted in numerous Not Guilty jury verdicts, acquittals, and pre-trial dismissals for clients facing life sentences to prison.
Contact an Experienced Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been accused of rape, date rape, unlawful sexual contact, sexual assault, or sexual assault on a child (position of trust/pattern of abuse), your freedom and future is at stake. The lawyer you chose to represent you may be one of the most important decisions you ever make. Trial experience matters. To schedule a free initial consultation, call Samuelson Law at 970-372-6397, toll free at 877-283-7107, or contact our law firm online.