First, let's define what indeterminate sentencing is. In Denver, Adams County and across Colorado, indeterminate sentencing means a judge won't set an upper limit on your sentence. In other words, there is a possibility you could spend the rest of your life incarcerated. The government is afraid a person convicted of a sex crime against a child will reoffend. So, they have subjected each crime listed below to indeterminate sentencing. The government believes those convicted of one of these crimes cannot be helped or cured. Yet, the fact is – we are all human, and we are all sinners. In fact, in many sex crime cases involving children, people are falsely accused and are still incarcerated. At the O'Malley Law Office, our criminal defense lawyers work hard to defend our clients who have been accused or charged with a sex crime against a child. Saving your future from a lifetime of incarceration is worth it. It's vital you call our exceptional criminal defense lawyers immediately if you've been charged with any one of the crimes against children listed below anywhere in Colorado.
Golden, Colorado Sex Crimes Against Children Subject to Indeterminate Sentencing
According to C.R.S. 18-3-412, the following crimes against children listed below in Golden, Jefferson County, or anywhere else in Colorado, are subject to indeterminate sentencing:
- Sexual Assault (C.R.S. 18-3-402) when the victim was less than fifteen years old.
- Sexual Assault in the First Degree (C.R.S. 18-3-402, as it existed prior to July 1, 2000) when the victim was less than fifteen years old.
- Sexual Assault in the Second Degree* (C.R.S. 18-3-403, as it existed prior to July 1, 2000) when the victim was less than fifteen years old or when the victim was less than fifteen years old and the actor was four years older.
- Unlawful Sexual Contact* (C.R.S. 18-3-404) when the victim was less than fifteen years old.
- Sexual Assault in the Third Degree* (C.R.S. 18-3-404, as it existed prior to July 1, 2000) when the victim was less than fifteen years old.
- Sexual Assault on a Child (C.R.S. 18-3-405)
- Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust (C.R.S. 18-3-405.3).
- Aggravated Incest (C.R.S. 18-6-302).
- Human Trafficking of a Minor for Sexual Servitude (C.R.S. 18-3-504(2)).
- Sexual Exploitation of a Child (C.R.S. 18-6-403).
- Procurement of a Child for Sexual Exploitation (C.R.S. 18-6-404).
- Soliciting for Child Prostitution (C.R.S. 18-7-402).
- Pandering of a Child (C.R.S. 18-7-403).
- Procurement of a Child (C.R.S. 18-7-403.5).
- Keeping a Place of Child Prostitution (C.R.S. 18-7-404).
- Pimping of a Child (C.R.S. 18-7-405).
- Inducement of Child Prostitution (C.R.S. 18-7-405.5).
- Patronizing a Prostituted Child (C.R.S. 18-7-406).
- Criminal attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit any of the acts specified above.
- Those who are labeled habitual sex offenders against children.
*These crimes against children are subject to indeterminate sentencing based on certain parts of the statute. It's in your best interest to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can discuss your unique situation in greater detail.
Attorney in Douglas County for Sex Crimes Against Children: Why You Need One
If you've been charged or accused of any one of the crimes against children listed above in Douglas County or anywhere else in Colorado, it's wise to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Having a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer on your side in court is one of the best ways to secure a better future for yourself. You can reduce the possibility of lifetime incarceration with expert legal help. Call us today to set up a free initial consultation.Request a Free Consultation