Colorado Springs Sex Crime Lawyers
Sex crimes are some of the most aggressively prosecuted and punished crimes in Colorado, especially those that involve children. Being accused of a sex crime is very serious and should not be taken lightly. Even a crime based on false accusations can lead to a conviction if the accused does not take immediate action.
If you have been accused of a sexual crime, including pornography crimes, you can face fines, a prison sentence, and sexual offender registration, not to mention a ruined reputation and other personal and professional consequences.
If you have already been arrested for a sex crime, your mind is likely reeling with the implications of the charges. You may feel intimidated, especially after being interviewed or even interrogated by police regarding the incident, overwhelmed, and confused. It is not uncommon for sex crime accusations to be fabricated and if you are in such a situation, your future depends on what you do right now. Stay calm, keep a level head, and contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Colorado Springs so that evidence may be gathered in your defense as quickly as possible. To fight the charges against you, you need help and a defense attorney can listen to your situation and weigh every argument.
Sex crimes do not only include the obvious offenses such as sexual assault, rape, and child pornography. There are a wide variety of acts that may be considered a sexual crime and thus punishable in criminal court. An accusation is sometimes all it takes to bring charges and understanding those charges are important if you are going to fight them. An experienced Colorado Springs sex crime attorney can explain your rights as they relate to various charges, including, but not limited to:
- Sexual assault;
- Sexual assault on a child;
- Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust;
- Unlawful sexual contact;
- Internet sexual exploitation of a child;
- Date rape;
- Child pornography;
- Internet pornography;
- Juvenile sex crimes;
- Lewd conduct;
- Indecent exposure; and
The very word "sex crime" calls up complex emotions in juries, judges, prosecutors, attorneys, and those who are accused of felony sex crimes. Given the severity of the punishment, it's no wonder - felony sex crimes don't just land you in jail, they can ruin your reputation and require you to register on a sex offender database that follows you for life. Read on for more information on what to do if you're accused of a felony sex crime.
Felony sex crimes generally carry far heavier potential sentences than misdemeanors. Generally, sex crimes that include an element of threats, intimidation, or force are felonies. Indecent exposure and some pornography charges are generally the only sex crimes excluded from felony status. As felonies, sex crimes have long sentences and can incur the convicted person heavy fines; in addition, convicted sex criminals must register as sex offenders, may have to serve probation for life, and can face mandatory life sentences in prison depending on the severity of the crime. And that's not to mention the irreparable damage a felony sex crime accusation or conviction can do to your reputation, your community, and your career.
Being accused of sexual assault or another sex crime can be traumatic, but taking immediate action is necessary to protect your legal rights. Timothy R. Bussey, aggressive Colorado Springs sex crime attorney and founder of The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., is a former prosecutor and experienced in developing strong defenses on behalf of his clients. Mr. Bussey will conduct a thorough investigation of your case and present strong evidence in your favor. To speak to an attorney about your particular circumstances, including indeterminate sentencing, call us today at (719) 475-2555 for a free consultation.
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