Criminal Sexual Conduct

Criminal sexual conduct in Colorado can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the charge.

In either case, a defendant charged with a sex crime faces a stigma not associated with many other types of criminal offenses.

Our Denver criminal sexual conduct lawyers  understand the embarrassment and confusion that often accompany being charged with a sex offense. Job loss, divorce and loss of reputation among friends and acquaintances can be a common consequence.

Too often, a defendant will decide the best option is to plead guilty in an attempt to put an incident behind him.

Our experience tells us that it is frequently a mistake. Sex offender reporting requirements can last for decades, and can even be required for life. Likewise, probation can be ordered for life.

These obligations frequently result in violations that can result in jail time with little or no opportunity for defense.

Reporting requirements can result in notification being sent to your neighbors and your name in state and national databases as a convicted sex offender.

More than many other types of crimes, a conviction for a sex crime in Colorado, such as child pornography offenses, can have lifelong consequences. Even in cases where a defendant is offered probation or sentencing options in lieu of jail time, the complex nature of sex offender laws in Colorado and elsewhere in the nation requires that a Denver criminal defense attorney thoroughly reviews the implications of any plea agreement and ensures that the best interests of a client are protected at each stage of the criminal process.