Unlawful sexual contact is a serious criminal charge. If you are facing charges of unlawful sexual contact you should consult with a Denver criminal defense attorney immediately.
Colorado defines unlawful sexual contact in C.R.S. 18-3-404 which provides that a person can be charged with unlawful sexual contact if they:
- Knowingly touch someone’s intimate parts without their consent,
- Knowingly cause someone to touch your intimate parts without their consent, or
- Entice a child to expose their intimate parts or to have sex with another person for your sexual gratification.
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Unlawful sexual contact is a class 1 misdemeanor subject to extraordinary risk crime sentencing enhancements. Penalties include 6 to 24 months in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
However, if the alleged victim is intoxicated or forced, intimidated, or threatened to submit to the sexual contact then the offense becomes a felony punishable by up to 8 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.
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Lastly, if you are accused of threatening the use of a deadly weapon, you can face increased sentencing as a crime of violence and are subject to an indeterminate sentence of not less than 5 years in prison and as much as a life sentence.
If you have been charged with unlawful sexual contact an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer is essential. Get in touch with experienced Denver unlawful sexual contact defense attorney Jason by calling (720) 821-1001.