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What Are Pretext Phone Calls in Denver? Police Tactics in Colorado

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Oct 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Being accused of a sex crime such as Sexual Assault on a Child or Felony Sexual Assault in Denver and Arapahoe County is hard enough. When Denver police are involved, things can become even harder. For example, did you know police have a tactic called pretext phone calls? These are calls intended to get a defendant to share more information about a criminal case. This police tactic can cause damage if a defendant isn't aware of what pretext phone calls are and how to avoid them. Let's continue reading about pretext calls in Colorado.

Pretext Calls in Denver and Aurora, Colorado

In Denver, Aurora, and Littleton, any time an alleged victim is calling you, you should always suspect it may be a pretext call. Aurora police use special software to call a defendant's phone, but the defendant doesn't know it's the police calling. Instead, the number that shows up on your phone is typically the number of the victim accusing you. Police use pretext phone calls to get more information from you that can be used in the prosecution.

What to Do if You've Been Accused of a Sex Crime or Receive a Pretext Call in Douglas County

You should always be wary of talking to a victim about an accusation they've made against you.

In Douglas and Jefferson County, if a child, man or woman, or anyone else has accused you of a sex crime such as Sexual Assault on a Child or Unlawful Sexual Contact, the best thing to do is to remain silent. Exercise your 5th amendment rights. As criminal defense lawyers, we can't stress that enough. If you receive a phone call from any alleged victim, the best thing to do is to not answer the call. You have too much to lose if you do. Police are recording your conversation. With more evidence to use against you in court, you could be facing harsher consequences as a result. If you do answer a phone call from an alleged victim, try not to agree with anything they may accuse you of while talking with them. That way, the police may reevaluate the victim's accusations. However, if you make a statement to a victim that can help you, it won't be used as evidence. These statements are called self-serving statements in Colorado. In general, you should always be wary of talking to a victim about an accusation they've made.

More Questions About Pretext Phone Calls? Call a Denver Sex Crimes Attorney

Pretext phone calls are a great and easy way for police to get what they need in order for Denver District Attorneys to build a case against you. For that reason, you should always exercise your 5th amendment rights to remain silent. Always consult an experienced criminal defense attorney if you've been accused or charged with a sex crime in Denver, Highlands Ranch or anywhere else in Colorado.

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If you or a loved one is facing sex crime charges and have more questions about pretext phone calls in Denver County, Jefferson County, or Douglas County, be smart and remain silent. Don't talk to police; instead call the experienced sex crimes defense lawyers in Denver at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. 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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