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Accused of a Sex Crime in Colorado?

Charged with Rape in Denver?

Call a Denver Sex Crime Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with rape, it is imperative to speak with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. The penalties for sex crimes in Colorado can be especially severe. At David L. Owen, Jr., P.C, I defend people who have been charged with rape and other sexual offenses. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your defense options, please contact me today.

Call me at (303) 622-3281 to learn how I can help your case.

Understanding Rape Charges in Colorado

There are several types of rape charges:

  • Forcible rape - Forcing someone to have sexual intercourse or sodomy against his or her will.
  • Statutory rape - Having sex with a person under the age of 17 and being 10 years older than the "victim" or having sex with a person under the age of 15 and being 4 years older than the "victim."
  • Date rape - Quite often drugs and / or alcohol is involved. The "victim" does not have the capacity to consent to sexual activity.

All of these fall under the Colorado Sexual Assault statute C.R.S. § 18-3-402 and carry very severe penalties, including lifetime imprisonment, lifetime sex offender registration, sex offender evaluation, and sex offender treatment. Immediately contacting the right attorney could help you avoid these harsh sentences.

What to Do if You Have Been Charged with Rape

When law enforcement receives a report of rape, their first response, after the "victim" tells them who he or she believes did this, is to immediately make contact with the accused. They will then use different tactics to obtain a confession; such as pretext phone calls or a visit to clear things up or to just get his or her side of the story. If you are accused, do not speak with officers about the charges. Anything you say could prevent possible defenses and quite possibly give the prosecution exactly what they need to convict you. Demand to have your attorney present before any questioning.

In any charge of rape, DNA and other types of evidence can be a factor. However, many times, the case boils down to the "victim's" testimony and you will need the experience of an attorney who is skilled and willing to aggressively cross-examine the alleged victim to highlight the inconsistencies of his or her story and get your life returned to you.

Law enforcement officers only provide the prosecutors with the evidence to convict you. Most times, there is other evidence which could make the prosecution change their minds about what sex crime charges are filed or even convince them to drop charges altogether. Quick investigation by your attorney can make all the difference in the world.

Contact a Denver Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Do not hesitate to contact David L. Owen, Jr., P.C to protect your rights and your future. I am dedicated to every single one of my clients and their rights. I understand the difficult situation you are experiencing, and my goal is to help you get through this time with confidence. When you need skilled legal counsel, trust me to advocate on your behalf in an effective manner.

Call (303) 622-3281 or contact us online to request your free consultation!

Tough Defense Strategies for Tough Criminal Charges

  • Fight to reduce, dismiss, or acquit your charges.

  • Keep you informed of your case at all times.

  • Available for evening, weekend appointments and jail visits.

  • Former first assistant federal public defender.

  • Complimentary and confidential consultations.

  • Will travel to you to hear your side of the story