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Denver Unlawful Sexual Contact Lawyer | Douglas County Unlawful Sexual Contact Attorney

If facing charges of Unlawful Sexual Contact in Denver, contact a Denver Unlawful Sexual Contact lawyer immediately.

Denver Unlawful Sexual Contact Lawyer | Unlawful Sexual Contact in Denver, Douglas and Arapahoe County

Unlawful Sexual Contact, C.R.S. 18-3-404, is charged in Denver, Douglas and Arapahoe County whenever sexual contact occurs and the person inflicting it does not have permission to have that contact because the victim does not agree or is incapable of agreeing because of their mental state, alcohol intoxication, or physical helplessness.  Our Denver unlawful sexual contact lawyers specialize in Unlawful Sexual Contact and other sexual offenses such as Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault on a Child and Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Denver, Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas County, and throughout Colorado.

Below is the law on Unlawful Sexual Contact, C.R.S. 18-304:

(1) Any actor who knowingly subjects a victim to any sexual contact commits unlawful sexual contact if:

(a) The actor knows that the victim does not consent; or

(b) The actor knows that the victim is incapable of appraising the nature of the victim’s conduct; or

(c) The victim is physically helpless and the actor knows that the victim is physically helpless and the victim has not consented; or

(d) The actor has substantially impaired the victim’s power to appraise or control the victim’s conduct by employing, without the victim’s consent, any drug, intoxicant, or other means for the purpose of causing submission; or

(e) Repealed.

(f) The victim is in custody of law or detained in a hospital or other institution and the actor has supervisory or disciplinary authority over the victim and uses this position of authority, unless incident to a lawful search, to coerce the victim to submit; or

(g) The actor engages in treatment or examination of a victim for other than bona fide medical purposes or in a manner substantially inconsistent with reasonable medical practices.

(1.5) Any person who knowingly, with or without sexual contact, induces or coerces a child by any of the means set forth in section 18-3-402 to expose intimate parts or to engage in any sexual contact, intrusion, or penetration with another person, for the purpose of the actor’s own sexual gratification, commits unlawful sexual contact. For the purposes of this subsection (1.5), the term “child” means any person under the age of eighteen years.

Douglas County and Denver Unlawful Sexual Contact Lawyer: What is the Sentence for Unlawful Sexual Contact?

Unlawful Sexual Contact is a class one misdemeanor in Douglas County and Denver that can be punished by:

  • Up to two years in the county jail and is considered an extraordinary risk crime.

It can be increased to a class 4 felony crime in Douglas County if force or threat was used against the victim or if it involved a child under eighteen. The reason why this crime is considered a misdemeanor as opposed to a felony is because penetration does not occur. An example of unlawful sexual contact would be inappropriate or unwelcome touching of another person’s intimate parts. Previously, this offense included taking a picture or observing another persons parts without their knowledge or consent (an example would be a hidden camera in a dressing room). This is now charged as Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification – C.R.S. 18-3-405.6. Another common addition to Unlawful Sexual Contact charges is Domestic Violence. Domestic Violence is a sentence-enhancer which is added when a crime is committed between two people who have had an intimate relationship at some point. A DV charge aggravates the charges. It is vital for your future that you contact a Denver unlawful sexual contact lawyer to be your advocate in court, whatever the situation.

Lawyer in Adams County for Unlawful Sexual Contact: Why You Need an Experienced Unlawful Sexual Contact Lawyer

Not only could you spend time in the Adams County Jail or the Colorado Department of Corrections upon a conviction of Unlawful Sexual Contact, but Unlawful Sexual Contact (CRS 18-3-404) is a sex offense in Colorado. Those who are convicted of Unlawful Sexual Contact will be required to register as a sex offender and obey harsh sex offender treatment rules of the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB). The SOMB believes that all sex offenders (regardless of the severity of the offense) are dangerous people with “behavioral disorders” that cannot be cured. Your life will change dramatically if you are convicted of a sex offense in Denver, Broomfield or Douglas County, such as Unlawful Sexual Contact, Indecent Exposure, Sexual Assault on a Child, or Enticement of a Child. Don’t fight this battle on your own. Contact a Denver unlawful sexual contact lawyer located in the Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe, or Douglas county area who is experienced in fighting Unlawful Sexual Contact charges.

If contacted by police regarding unlawful sexual contact charges, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call a Denver Unlawful Sexual Contact lawyer at the O’Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880 or fill out the “Get Help Now” form on the side of this page. Together, we can protect your future.