Unlawful sexual contact occurs when an individual engages in sexual contact with a victim, against the victims’ consent. This can include inappropriate touching, indecent exposure, sexual exploitation and others, and usually occurs if the victim does not or cannot consent due to physical impairment, drug use, threats of harm, and more. There are a lot of different acts that can be categorized as unlawful sexual contact, and it is always best to seek the advice of an experienced Denver sex crimes lawyer who knows how to approach these charges.
The charges and penalties associated with unlawful sexual contact vary widely depending on many factors. Unlawful sexual contact involving a minor can be charged as sexual exploitation of a child, child molestation, possession of pornographic materials involving a minor and others. Due to the special attention that sex crimes may be subject to by law enforcement and the legal system, unlawful sexual contact charges should never be taken lightly. Even if you are innocent, an expert-level legal representation may be all that stands between you and a prison sentence.
Defending against Unlawful Sexual Contact Charges in Denver
Although it may seem as if the odds are stacked against your charges related to unlawful sexual contact with another person, there are plenty of methods that a strong attorney can utilize to minimize or eliminate your penalties completely. O’Malley and Sawyer treats every client with the priority and attention that they deserve and will work to identify every possible area where the prosecution’s case can be weakened, thus calling your guilt into question. Our firm can build a winning strategy that may compel a court to offer a minimum sentence in the case of conviction, or even a possible not guilty verdict in certain scenarios.