An unofficial honesty survey was conducted in cities across the county and including those in Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe, Adams, Douglas, Larimer, and Weld County. Those Colorado residents were unknowing participants in an experiment to see how honest the Colorado population was. A tea company set up drink stands filled with bottles of their product and left a sign saying that the tea cost a dollar. Customers would pay according to the honor system and leave their dollars in a box in the stand. The company scheduled employees nearby to covertly watch the stands and interpret the results.
Denver ranked seventh worst in the nation. While it is true that most people were honest in this tea experiment, ten percent were not. People need to be aware of how honest the population is, or how honest they are not. Even though this study was unscientific and dealt with the distribution of tea, the results shed light on how honest people really are. These honesty findings can be applied to our justice system and the people involved in cities like Lakewood, Aurora, Centennial, and other across the Front Range. People lie about crimes and are dishonest in their dealings with each other. At the same time, not every district attorney or police officer will be honest. Not every accuser will make her accusations honestly. This often happens in sex crime charges like Aggravated Incest (CRS 18-6-301), Sexual Assault (CRS 18-3-402), or Unlawful Sexual Contact (CRS 18-3-404).
Dishonesty is a part of society. The justice system tries it's best to determine who is being honest and who is not, but too often they assume that the defendant or the accused person is the one lying. While this may be the case, it just as likely may not. Protecting yourself from lies told about you in a court of law or the justice system is complex. It requires an experienced defense attorney as your ally in fighting serious sex crime charges. Your lawyer will fight to present an honest account of exactly what happened to the court, district attorney, judge, and jury.
If you are facing false accusations of a sex crime, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.