Colorado Springs Sex Crime Lawyer
What are the penalties for a sex crime?
Under Colorado state law, a conviction for any one of most types of sex
crimes is punishable in part by a requirement to register as a sex offender.
If you have been accused and charged with a sexual offense, you could
be facing the prospect of spending the rest of your life with a social
stigma and legal label "Sex Offender" following you into every
new job interview and application for housing.
Your neighbors would be able to find out about your status through a publicly
searchable online database, and in certain jurisdictions the local law
enforcement agency might even actively notify residents of your presence.
This punishment is above and beyond a sentence including fines, time in
prison and a lengthy probation.
Many sex crimes carry this requirement, including:
- Unlawful Sexual Offense
- Enticement of a Child
- Internet Luring of a Child
- Sexual Assault
The state sex offender registry is made available to the public through
a website maintained by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado
Department of Public Safety, and the number of registrants statewide currently
includes more than 8,750 records, including 60 in Parker, 448 in Pueblo,
1,147 in Colorado Springs and 1,486 in Denver. If you are required to
register, you will have a profile including a personal photograph, your
home address and details about the nature of your conviction, and the
information will be available to neighbors, social contacts and potential
We Can Fight for You
Fortunately, there may be a way to beat the charges and spare yourself
the severe consequences of a conviction. A qualified Colorado Springs
criminal attorney from
Clawson & Clawson, LLP can meet with you for a free, confidential consultation to discuss the
situation and provide you with an unbiased opinion of your legal options.
If you are accused of rape or child abuse, it may be possible to clear
your name by introducing evidence that you have been falsely accused or
that you have been mistakenly identified as the perpetrator. In
internet crime cases involving child pornography and similar offenses, the strategy often
involves using digital forensics and constitutional privacy rights to
defend against the allegations.
Contact us now to get started on your