In Denver, a criminal attorney will tell you that the crime of Enticement of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-305, is defined as when a person invites or persuades a child under the age of fifteen to enter any vehicle or secluded place. It also must be with the intent to commit a sexual crime. For instance, it could be a Sexual Assault on a Child or even an Unlawful Sexual Contact. So when a child tells an adult that she was approached by someone and asked to get into a car, we immediately fill in the blanks. It never enters our minds that the child could be telling a lie. And, we can't imagine that there was anything but sexual motives behind the allegation. Both of these assumptions are dangerous to the freedom of innocent people in Denver.
False Reporting of Sexual Crimes Occur in Arapahoe County, Colorado
Arapahoe County Courts handle multiple cases concerning false reports of sexual misconduct. Many involve the word of one person against another. For example, there could be no physical evidence of a sexual crime, but the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department will still pursue charges. The prosecutors want you to believe that false reporting is so rare that we need not give the accuser the benefit of the doubt. However, in Colorado the defendant is given that right of the presumption of innocence. Not automatic guilt by accusation. The truth is that children do lie. We help people charged with crimes where children made false reports which were later uncovered by surveillance cameras and recantations. I wonder how many people are in prison today that did not have a camera around or a criminal defense attorney to help prove their innocence.
False Reporting Allegations of Sex Crimes Not likely to be Charged in Jefferson County, Colorado
Prosecutors in Jefferson County, or even in remote places like Elbert County, do not like to punish those who make false reports of Enticement of a Child. I used to wonder why that was. Then I read an article from The Voice (a publication put out for prosecutors). It reveals a concerning reason for the cover up. They want downplay false reporting so the truth doesn't give people the wrong idea. This is despicable. As a criminal attorney who handles Enticement of a Child charges in Jefferson County, Colorado, we need to stop this from occurring. The District Attorney's Office is willing to let you sit in prison. However, we will work to make sure that doesn't happen.
When Falsely Accused for Enticement of a Child Contact the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Adams County
A false allegation of Enticement of a Child in Adams County, Colorado is a very serious situation. You could be going to prison based on the lies of a child. Thus, it requires an experienced criminal defense attorney to work your case. If you are accused of trying to lure a child into a car, you have good reason to be concerned, but you do not have to fight it alone.
So, if you or a loved one is charged with Enticement of a Child in Adams County, Colorado, remember to remain silent and call O'Malley and Sawyer at 303-830-0880 to immediately speak with one of our attorneys. Together, we can protect your future.
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