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When a sex crime like Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault on a Child, Sexual Assault on a Client by a Psychotherapist, Unlawful Sexual Contact or Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust is committed against an at-risk person, it is punished more severely. The general assembly believes at-risk persons are more vulnerable and suffer greater consequences as a result of a sexual offense committed against them because they are less able to protect themselves. An at-risk person in Denver and Arapahoe County, Colorado includes an at-risk adult, at-risk adult with IDD, an at-risk elder or an at-risk juvenile. Whether adults, juveniles or elders are considered at-risk depends on how old they are and whether they have a disability.
At-Risk Felony Charges in Jefferson County for Criminal Negligence Conduct
In Jefferson County, Colorado, if committing a sexual offense or another criminal offense against an at-risk person when your conduct amounts to criminal negligence, you can face felony charges. In Colorado, you can face:
- Class 4 felony charges if your negligence results in the death of an at-risk person;
- Class 5 felony charges if your negligence results in serious bodily injury to an at-risk person; and
- Class 6 felony charges if your negligence results in bodily injury to an at-risk person.
Felony Sexual Assault Charges in Adams County for At-Risk Cases
In Adams County, you will face more severe felony charges for committing certain sexual offenses against at-risk individuals. In Colorado, Sexual Assault against an at-risk person is punished as a class 2 felony or class 3 felony. Unlawful Sexual Contact on an at-risk person is a class 6 felony or class 3 felony. Further, Sexual Assault on a Child when the victim is an at-risk juvenile is a class 3 felony or class 2 felony, while Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust when the victim is an at-risk juvenile is a class 3 felony or class 2 felony. Finally, Sexual Assault on a Client by a Psychotherapist when the victim is an at-risk person is a class 3 felony or class 6 felony. If you are facing charges or accusations of any of the above sexual offenses involving an at-risk person in Colorado, contact the top criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office to defend you today. A conviction of any of the above sexual offenses can lead to sex offender registration and treatment, indeterminate prison sentencing, supervised probation and a criminal record. Don't put your future and freedom at risk if facing charges. Call the O'Malley Law Office to schedule a free initial consultation so we can begin planning your defense.