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Denver Probation Lawyer for Sexual Offenses: What To Know About Douglas County Probation Sentences

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | May 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

Contact a probation lawyer in Denver if facing charges and you would like more information about probation in Colorado.

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Not all probation sentences in Denver and Douglas County are the same. Probation for sexual offenses such as Sexual Assault on a Child, Incest or Indecent Exposure, is extremely restrictive. A person receives Sex Offender Intensive Supervision Probation – SOISP – when they are convicted, plead guilty, plead guilty to a deferred sentence, or plead no contest to certain sex offenses.

Sex Offender Intensive Supervised Probation in Arapahoe and Adams County – A Probation Lawyer's View of SOISP

When someone is convicted of or pleads guilty to a sexual offense in Arapahoe or Adams County such as Internet Luring of a Child, Unlawful Sexual Contact or Enticement of a Child and receives a probation sentence, they will undergo Sex Offender Intensive Probation (SOISP). The guidelines of SOISP are strict and the consequences for non-compliance can be harsh. One of the reasons for the harshness is that Probation Officers are responsible for keeping the public safe. If a person reoffends while on probation (under the watch of the PO) the PO fears losing their job and being criticized by the public. Additionally, if a sex offender fails to meet the requirements, they risk having their probation revoked. Under SOISP, a defendant will receive therapy and treatment (including polygraph testing). SOISP can include restricted activities, monitored curfew, drug and alcohol screening, treatment referrals/monitoring of those treatments, and mandatory contact between the sex offender and their probation officer.

A Jefferson County Probation Sentence: Things to Remember

There are a number of things to remember if sentenced to probation in Jefferson County, Colorado:

  1. Be respectful when dealing with your probation officer.
  2. Don't get too comfortable with your probation officer, as they may see it as a form of manipulation. They are not your friend.
  3. Show gratitude for whatever you can and as often as you can during your probation sentence.
  4. Try to learn as much as you can during your probation sentence, because there are always ways to grow.
  5. Don't ask for too many special privileges.
  6. Try to stay humble and have a good attitude towards what is required of you.

If you're facing sex offense charges or think charges may be filed against you that will require Sex Offender Intensive Supervision Probation in Colorado, be smart, remain silent, and call a probation lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880, or submit the “Get Help Now” form. Together, we can protect your future.

About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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