Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust is a class 3 felony if:
A person in a position of trust has any sexual contact with a person less than 18 years old. And per Colorado law, CRS 18-3-401 defines position of trust as any person who is a parent or acting in place of a parent. Some typical examples would be a sports coach, baby sitter, guardian, priest or teacher. Police in Colorado interpret this very liberally and charge sex assaults in Jefferson County as a position of trust in many ways. Shazam Kianpour has successfully fought and won charges where even the art teacher was being charged with sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust in Boulder County.
Sentences for Sex Assault on a Child By One in a Position of Trust
Being charged with sexual assault involving a child by one in a position of trust in Denver, Commerce City, Brighton, or any other city and county changes the whole landscape of the punishments you might face. The position of trust phrase is called a sentencing enhancer or aggravator. It means that the regular class 4 Felony (F4) of sex assault on a child in most instances is now moved up to a much worse class 3 felony (F3). Now, the two years to life prison term can become four years to life in prison. And instead of 10 years to life on SOISP (Sex Offender Intensive Supervision Probation), you can receive 20 years to life on Colorado sex offender probation. Even if you are lucky enough to avoid potential life in prison, can you imagine doing sex offender probation and somehow managing to remain in strict compliance with your probation officer's near impossible requirements without a single misstep for a minimum of 20 years?
Shazam Kianpour has handled sex assaults cases in Douglas County, Larimer County, and all counties in the metro area and all over Colorado. Shazam Kianpour has handled sex assault on a child cases in Park County, Summit County and beyond. This familiarity with different judges and district attorneys, and the aggressive criminal defense of sex-related crimes have given Shazam Kianpour the experience and knowledge over the years to be tough and not back down even when prosecutors feel like they have the case won against you.
Hiring the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer in Denver
So why do you need an experienced lawyer in Denver County? Sex laws in Colorado are always changing. The penalties are only getting harsher. Just some of the minimum requirements can be overwhelming. The basic minimum are: sex offender registration, not being able to see your children sometimes for years, or not being able to access a computer or the Internet — something most people need to do for work these days. You might be ordered to live in an SLA (Shared Living Arrangement) with other sex offenders. You will be on intense supervised probation with curfews and you will be subject to random visits by your probation officer sometimes in the middle of the night. You may not date or marry anybody without permission. The list goes on and on.
Hiring your defense team is not just a matter of cost; it is probably the most important decision you will have to make up to this point in your life. Trust the experience, the knowledge, and the compassion of an attorney who cares for your family and your future. Trust the fact that you finding Shazam Kianpour is not a coincidence. The fact that you have come this far and found our team of experienced sex crime lawyers in Colorado show that you are on the right track.
Contact Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C.
Your defense begins here. Email us on this site or call us at 303-578-4036 for an immediate consultation on your sex assault on a child by one in a position of trust case. We will take the time to educate you, protect you and defend you. Why us? Because when you need us, we are there for you.