Rape Defense

If you have been charged with rape or sexual assault, or have reason to believe you are being targeted by an investigation, please call our office immediately for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.

Sexual Assault Defense| Unlawful Sexual Contact Defense

Our defense attorneys understand what it takes to successfully defend someone against a rape allegation and early representation can be critical; even in cases where a client has not been charged, our attorneys can move aggressively to protect his rights.

Recent decades of court actions and societal developments have made it increasingly challenging for someone to defend himself against a rape allegation. Despite what we hear and see on television, these crimes rarely involve a stranger.

Instead, they are most likely to involve an ex-spouse or girlfriend and are frequently alleged during a contentious breakup.

Traditionally, rape has been defined as unlawful forced sex between a man and a woman and did not apply to incidents of marriage.

Modern standards are much different and the law has also diversified to include charges such as sexual assault. Force or a physical struggle is often no longer required to prove rape. Additionally, “shield laws” have been put in place, which frequently prevent a defendant from presenting evidence about an alleged victim’s own course of conduct.

In other words, court can quickly become a “she said-she said” affair without an attorney who has the necessary skills and experience to properly defend a client under the restrictions imposed by modern laws and rules of evidence.

The stakes are high: Those convicted of rape in Colorado commonly receive a prison sentence ranging from four years to life behind bars.

The familiarity of the victim and the defendant frequently renders useless modern technology like DNA evidence (though the prosecutor may still use it). Reliable witness testimony is rare. Most frequently, such cases are decided based upon who is the most believable: The victim or the defendant.

More than many other types of crimes, your credibility is everything in the midst of a rape allegation. You only have one chance to get it right. Don’t waste it.