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In one recent news story, a man faces charges after inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl participating in a volleyball match. The girl told police the man walked by her two different times, extended his hand and touched her in an inappropriate way. The girl's mother apparently saw the man do this the second time. In Denver and across Colorado, the man could face charges of Unlawful Sexual Contact, C.R.S. 18-3-404.
Unlawful Sexual Contact in Douglas County | Inappropriate Touching is Unlawful Sexual Contact
In Douglas County and across Colorado, Unlawful Sexual Contact charges occur under many circumstances. One way Unlawful Sexual Contact charges occur is when an actor knowingly subjects a victim to any sexual contact if the actor knows the victim doesn't consent. Because the man inappropriately touched the 15-year-old without consent, he could face charges of Unlawful Sexual Contact.
Unlawful Sexual Contact a Misdemeanor or Felony in Adams and Arapahoe County
Unlawful Sexual Contact is either a class 1 misdemeanor extraordinary risk crime or class 4 felony in Adams and Arapahoe County, Colorado. It is also subject to sex offender registration and treatment. Unfortunately, many innocent people accused of Unlawful Sexual Contact in Colorado are unaware of their legal rights and plead guilty to a misdemeanor conviction. Don't let this happen to you. Involve an expert sex crimes lawyer from the O'Malley Law Office to help educate you, defend your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your criminal case.
Unlawful Sexual Contact Charges Common in Jefferson County
Unlawful Sexual Contact charges are common in Jefferson County and across Colorado. You may have been at a bar drinking with friends and brushed up against a girl while dancing. . Because your hand touched her rear end, she accuses you of inappropriately touching her and calls the police. In other scenarios, people may agree to sexual contact one night, such as kissing and sexual touch, but regret it the next day. Then, out of that regret, they make a false accusation to police that you touched them without their consent. Good people across Colorado are frequently arrested for Unlawful Sexual Contact based on an alleged victim's word, even if it is false. For this reason, it is always best to involve an experienced sex crimes lawyer to defend you. The criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office have been practicing criminal law for more than 25 years and have represented hundreds of people falsely accused of sex crimes. Call us today to schedule a free initial consultation and protect your future.