Incest in Colorado is a class 4 felony. Incest is generally charged when a person has sexual contact of any kind with a relative. It is important to note that the term "relative" has many definitions and can be seen as a child, a stepchild or even a child by adoption. Sexual contact with any other relatives like uncles, nieces, nephews or aunts is also charged as incest.
Like all other F4 sex assaults in Colorado the penalties are all indeterminate penalties and usually include lifetime sex offender registration in Colorado, a ban from you seeing or being around your children, and successful completion of lengthy prison or probation terms that can include life sentences.
Why Am I Charged With Incest?
Incest charges are often the result of unhappy teens looking to find a way to get out of their stepfather's or stepmother's homes. Sometimes the juvenile has to stay with an uncle or an aunt while mom and dad sort through their financial or divorce issues and the juvenile is tired of hearing "you cannot smoke pot" or "you cannot go to the prom with that boy." All of a sudden they are claiming that they are sexually assaulted and the district attorney charges the innocent family member. It is very important to note that the alleged victim does not have to be an actual juvenile or child. If they are over the age of 21, you can still be charged with incest in Colorado.
At Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., we have successfully defended many charges of incest in Arapahoe County and Boulder County and many other counties in the metro area, including Douglas, Denver and Broomfield counties. We have years of experience as qualified sex-related crime defense lawyers, and we understand that just because the child says it happened does not make it true.
Contact An Experineced Attorney
So what can you do if you are charged with incest in Denver? Email Shazam using the form on this site or just call us at 303-578-4036. Shazam will take the time to listen to you, teach you, and help you defend this case and clear your name of these horrible accusations.