Many people facing unlawful sexual contact charges are unfamiliar with the specifics of this charge. Key questions and circumstances include:
- Did the alleged victim consent to the contact?
- Could the alleged victim understand the nature of the conduct — or was he or she drunk, passed out, mentally handicapped or underage?
- Was the alleged victim physically helpless?
- Was the victim's submission "imposed" on him or her? For example, was a date rape drug used?
If you have questions regarding unlawful sexual contact charges, contact the sex crimes defense attorneys of the Denver law firm of Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., for help. We have handled hundreds of criminal cases involving sex-related offenses and can quickly clear up your confusion and provide the hands-on, results-oriented criminal defense you need.
Unlawful Sexual Contact and What it Means
What exactly is unlawful sexual contact in Douglas County? Any actor, who knowingly subjects a victim to any sexual contact knowing that the victim does not consent, or knows the victim is incapable of consent or physically helpless to consent, commits unlawful sexual contact.
Misdemeanor and Felony Unlawful Sexual Contact in Colorado
There are two types of unlawful sexual contact in Castle Rock, Lone Tree or Greenwood Village. The first is a misdemeanor and is considered an M1. It is an extraordinary risk crime and is very serious. It can carry up to two years in county jail and has sex offender registration requirements and many more frustrating restrictions if you are charged.
The second type of unlawful sexual contact is a felony classified as an F4. The felony level of unlawful sexual contact in Denver County, Boulder County or any other county is considered an indeterminate sentence crime and can carry with it lifelong sentences to either prison or probation. If an unlawful sexual contact in Adams County is charged and the manner in which it occurred is through the use of force, intimidation or threat, then the charge will be upgraded from the misdemeanor to the felony (F4) variant and becomes a possible life sentence (indeterminate) crime.
Our Lawyers Know the Law and How to Fight for You
Most attorneys are not aware that if a person observes or takes a photo of another person's intimate parts without that person's consent, and that person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, and the observation or photograph occurred for the purpose of sexual gratification, that can be charged as unlawful sexual contact in Colorado.
Yes, you read that correctly, even though photos and viewing are not really "contact," the sex crime will still be charged and you will be arrested. It is hard to believe how many variant ways one can be charged and that is why it is crucial that you get the experienced legal help that you deserve.
If the lawyers you are interviewing did not know the above law, it is probably best to move on and hire the law firm with the sex crimes defense experience that you deserve. Shazam Kianpour has handled countless unlawful sexual contact cases in Denver and is familiar with all the nuances and subtleties that will make a difference in the outcome of your case. Call Shazam today and get as serious about your defense as law enforcement is about your prosecution. Shazam Kianpour is available all day and every day to give you a free consultation and begin the process of defending your case. Email us using this site's form or call Shazam right now at 303-578-4036!
A recent case illustrates our effectiveness. Our male client had several consensual encounters with a mentally impaired female neighbor. One night she let him in her apartment and consensual sex occurred. Later she accused him of sexual assault. We kept our client out of jail and got the case dismissed, even though our client was originally charged with sexual assault.
Contact Attorney Shazam Kianpour
We have worked to successfully keep dozens of clients out of jail following unlawful sexual contact and sexual assault charges. We know how to fight these charges and protect the rights and freedoms of our clients. To schedule a free consultation contact our Denver office by calling 303-578-4036.