If you have been charged with a misdemeanor sex offense, it can be often be just as devastating as more serious felony charges. This is because sexual offenses, in particular, have consequences that last long after the conviction–such as registration as a sex offender and the social stigma of having been convicted of a sex crime.
Sex offenses in Colorado are among the most subjective crimes on the books. Often, they can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. Seeking a reduction to a misdemeanor charge can shave years off of your potential sentence. However, you should remember that a misdemeanor sex charge can still result in significant penalties before you accept a plea deal.
While lifetime sex offender registration is not required for those convicted of misdemeanor sex charges, conviction typically results in sex offender intensive supervised probation, or SOISP. The requirements include successful completion of sex offender treatment.
Misdemeanor sex charges in Denver include:
- Indecent exposure
- Unlawful sexual contact
- Prostitution or solicitation
- Promoting sexual immorality
- Failure to register (can also be a felony)
- Sexual assault (can also be a felony)
Experienced Sex Crime Defense Lawyers in Denver
If you have been arrested for a sex crime, you should exercise your right to remain silent: anything you say can and will be used against you. Then, you should call an attorney–whether the charge is a misdemeanor or a felony. An attorney may be able to reduce your charges to a simple misdemeanor that doesn’t carry the stigma of a sex crime.
At the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, all we do is help people facing criminal charges. Our attorneys have the experience, knowledge, and skill to help you fight your misdemeanor sex charge. We will help you navigate the criminal justice process, give you the guidance you need, and work to obtain the best possible result in your case.
Call us today for a free consultation with an experienced Denver, CO sex crime defense lawyer.