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False Rape Accusations in Denver are Common | Why you Need a Criminal Defense Attorney

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Jul 03, 2013 | 0 Comments

False rape accusations in Denver and across Colorado are common. You need an attorney if facing allegations.
False rape accusations in Denver are more common than you think; a command officer in the Denver police once reported that he put false rape charge numbers at around 45%. Rape is a serious offense in Arapahoe, Adams and Jefferson County, and can destroy lives.

False Rape Accusations in Denver Destroy Lives

In a case in LA, a woman falsely accused a high school football player of raping her; he was convicted, and spent more than five years in prison. This untrue allegation not only destroyed the man's life, but also damages the legitimacy of true victims of rape. Even if you are not convicted of rape, a false accusation can ruin your life. Last year in Greeley, a woman falsely accused a fellow student of rape. The man was never charged with sexual assault, but his life was adversely affected: he was expelled from college, lost his student loans, was evicted from his apartment, and he was banned from campus and his picture was pasted all over the school. In another case, a man was assaulted following a false rape accusation.

Sentence for Sexual Assault: False Rape Accusation Consequences:

Rape in Colorado is defined as Sexual Assault – CRS 18-3-402. Because it is classified as a sex offense, the court is required to give the defendant a minimum sentence – but not a maximum sentence. This is called indeterminate sentencing, which means that if you are convicted of rape, you could spend your life in the Department of Corrections. Whether you receive a prison sentence or probation, every sex offender in Colorado is required to undergo Sex Offender Treatment.  Because of this, it is important to take false rape accusations in Denver, Broomfield and Douglas County seriously.  It is vital to have an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side as you fight for your future.

Why Make False Rape Accusations?

There are many reasons why women make false accusations. We see false allegations made to gain advantages in a child custody battle, to exact revenge, to gain possessions, or to obtain power in a relationship. In one case, a woman accused three men of raping her because she was embarrassed that she had slept with three men in one night. In the case of the Greeley woman, she was afraid her mother would know that she was a willing participant in the sexual encounter. Whatever the reason for making false accusations in Littleton, Aurora and Highlands Ranch, it is important to not speak with the police during an investigation, as anything you say could be used against you.

Why False Rape Accusations are Damaging to Women

When false rape accusations in Denver are made, it takes up valuable police resources that could be used to solve real crimes, and imprison truly dangerous people. Women who use false accusations as ammunition in their own personal battles belittle true victims of sexual assault and rape.

Request a Free Consultation

If false rape accusations have been brought against you or a loved one, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the experienced sex crimes defense attorneys at 303-830-0880, or submit this form. Together, we can protect your future.

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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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