Sometimes, the truth is stranger than fiction. The other day, I read an article about an incident in Denver, where a woman was involved in a road rage incident which ended in a sexual assault. Let's take a closer look at this unusual case.
Road Rage Results in Sexual Assault
According to the news, a “woman diving near Green Valley Ranch and Tower Road was involved in a road rage incident. The driver pulled the woman out and sexually assaulted her.” Obviously, sexually assaulting someone as the result of a road rage incident is a bizarre turn-of-events, to say the least. Most often, Sexual Assault charges are the result of less-unusual circumstances. Let's examine a few common scenarios when Sexual Assault occurs in Arapahoe, Broomfield, or Jefferson County.
Common Scenarios When Sex Assault is Charged
In most Sexual Assault cases, there is no physical evidence that a rape even occurred. Often, the only evidence is the testimony of the alleged victim in Douglas, Adams, or Boulder County. It is usually “his word against her word.” Common scenarios where sexual assault is charged are:
After a Night Out at a Bar
People don't make the wisest decisions when they are intoxicated. When people go out and drink at bars, they meet people and they usually drink too much. When it comes to sleeping together, people don't often stop and think before they jump into bed – and in the morning, they regret it. Women will sometimes allege they were “too drunk to consent.”
After One Night Stands
Sometimes, people make decisions and then regret it later. Unfortunately, our criminal justice system doesn't require a lot of evidence for Sexual Assault convictions. We have defended clients who were falsely accused of sexual assault after a consensual night of sex – simply because the woman regretted her decision, or had a boyfriend and needed to cover up a mistake.
Why You Need a Sexual Assault Lawyer in Colorado
If you've been accused of Sexual Assault after a consensual encounter, don't be surprised. In our so-called ‘rape culture,' it's popular to be a victim of a sexual crime. Because of this, it is vital that you contact an expert sexual assault defense lawyer to fight on your behalf. You need to protect your future, because a rape conviction can result in a life sentence, sex offender registration, and sex offender treatment. Don't stand alone in the courtroom and try to defend yourself. Work with the best sex crimes defense lawyer who will advocate on your behalf.Request a Free Consultation