The law demands that defendants be considered innocent unless definitively proven otherwise, but some defendants are not afforded that luxury. Individuals in Colorado who have been accused of committing sex offenses are often portrayed poorly in the media and in the eyes of the public. This type of early attention leaves many feeling hopeless against their charges, but with the possible steep consequences of a conviction, giving up is not an option.
Sex offense tends to be a blanket term that covers many different possible charges. Charges might range from indecent exposure and public indecency to more serious allegations, such as sexual assault or solicitation of a minor. The latter can carry much more severe consequences than the former, and while most people hope to minimize the impact on their lives no matter the charges, understanding the consequences unique to a criminal charge is an important aspect of creating the best defense possible.
The potential to have to register as a sex offender is one of the biggest concerns most defendants have. This is understandable, as registration on this list can immediately cut off a wide range of opportunities for a person, including housing, education and employment. Much like how the term is often applied to a wide range of charges, registering as a sex offender is often a requirement if convicted on any one of those allegations, even if the defendant was not even aware that he or she was violating the law at the time.
Sex offenses also have the potential to permanently ruin or alter a person’s personal and professional reputations. We understand the deep emotional toll that this can take on Colorado defendants, which is why we continue to dedicate our time, knowledge and resources to finding the weaknesses in the prosecutions’ arguments in order to achieve the best outcome for our clients. Further information regarding sex offenses and other charges is available on our website.