Being charged with a sex offense is one of the most life shattering events that can happen to a person. The experience of being charged with a sex offense is dehumanizing and humiliating. The charge alone can lead to stigma, isolation, shame, embarrassment, and a sense that your life will never be the same.
In Colorado, both misdemeanor and felony sex offenses are prosecuted vigorously and treated harshly.
Convictions for low level misdemeanor sex offenses, such as Indecent Exposure, trigger lengthy periods of sex offender registration and onerous sentences. Convictions for felony sex offenses carry potential sentences with lifelong consequences, including lengthy prison sentences, decades-long or lifetime sex offender registration, and decades-long or lifelong sex offense specific probation, which includes time consuming and invasive treatment regulated by the Sex Offender Management Board.
High quality defense for people charged with sex offenses requires profound and up-to-date technical knowledge of Colorado’s highly complex, evolving laws in this area. It requires tireless negotiation and creative strategies to create mitigation. It requires an unusual level of competence and experience doing this very specific and complex type of trial. The attitudes of prosecutors, judges, and juries towards sex offenses have evolved dramatically during the last ten years, and continue to evolve quickly as scientific research advances and cultural attitudes change. The same is true of sex offense specific treatment. You simply cannot afford to place your life in the hands of a defense attorney who is practicing in an old-fashioned, unsophisticated way. Defense of sex-related cases is not the same as it was thirty, twenty, or even ten years ago. Even more than criminal defense in other areas, it absolutely demands both experience and a fresh perspective.
We are committed to approaching your case with compassion, creativity, and knowledge. We will not allow you to be processed by a system that is all too eager to consider you guilty until proven innocent just because someone accused you. You deserve to be represented by attorneys who will take the time to understand you, who will give you thorough and accurate advice, and who will represent you with sensitivity and competence during this challenging and difficult time in your life.