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Incest Lawyer in Denver, Colorado: How is Incest Charged in Colorado?

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | May 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

Incest, C.R.S. 18-6-301, is charged in Denver, Kiowa County and everywhere else in Colorado whenever a person knowingly marries, inflicts sexual penetration or sexual intrusion on, or subjects to sexual contact:

  • An ancestor or descendant (including a natural child, child by adoption, or stepchild 21 years of age or older);
  • A brother or sister;
  • An uncle;
  • An aunt;
  • A nephew;
  • A niece.

Incest can also be charged with Sexual Assault on a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-405 across Colorado. Brother and sister relationships, or aunt and nephew relationships, for example, can qualify as Sexual Assault on a Child if the child is younger than fifteen years old. If you've been arrested or charged with Incest or Aggravated Incest in Colorado, contact an Incest lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office immediately.

Aggravated Incest Definition in Arapahoe County, Colorado

Aggravated Incest, C.R.S. 18-6-302, can be charged in Arapahoe and Jefferson County when marriage, sexual intrusion, penetration or sexual contact is involved between the actor and his or her natural child, child by adoption, or stepchild under 21 years of age. It can also be charged if someone marries, inflicts sexual penetration or sexual intrusion on or subjects to sexual contact a descendant, brother or sister, an uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece under ten years of age. The differences between Incest and Aggravated Incest in Colorado can be complicated. Only a skilled criminal defense lawyer can navigate through the differences when developing your defense.

Why You Need an Incest Lawyer: Consequences of Incest and Aggravated Incest in Douglas County, Colorado

In Douglas County, Adams County and every other county in Colorado, a conviction of Incest or Aggravated Incest can lead to dramatic consequences. While Incest is a class 4 felony in Colorado, Aggravated Incest is a class 3 felony. Both crimes also require sex offender registration and treatment upon a conviction. Additionally, both offenses are subject to Colorado's indeterminate sentencing laws, which means there is a possibility for lifetime imprisonment. Our government and society often share the mentality that “sex offenders” cannot be cured, but the criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office know differently. This motivates us to present your best possible defense in court. With over 40 years of combined courtroom experience, we know the way prosecutors think and know what it takes to communicate a strong defense in court. Call an Incest lawyer at our office today to set up a free initial consultation if you've been charged or accused of Incest or Aggravated Incest anywhere in Colorado.

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If you or a loved one has been contacted by police regarding Incest anywhere in Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call an Incest lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880 or fill out the “Get Help Now” form at the side of this page. 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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