Sexual Assault Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver, Colorado
Our society including our criminal justice system has a very strong reaction against a person who is accused of committing any kind of sexual assault offense. This is obvious from the strict penalties faced by convicted sex offenders, and the rigorous requirements of Colorado’s sex offender registration program.<
Philip M. Smith • Attorney At Law • Denver, Colorado
Sexual Assault Charge
Free Consultations (303) 333-8900 • E-mail
In cases in involving sex crimes in Colorado, building a successful defense requires technical medical knowledge as well as the ability to effectively interview defense witnesses and attack the credibility of witnesses for the prosecution. The consequences of a conviction are so devastating for the accused some circumstances require enlisting the additional skills of an investigator, forensic examiner or other experts to ensure the best possible resolution in your case.
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Denver, Colorado Attorney Philip M. Smith
My decades of legal experience include many years successfully handling sex offense cases from all perspectives: as a former prosecutor, a former judge and a defense attorney. Colorado Sexual Assault crimes are sensitive and difficult for the accused, their family and friends. I understand these issues and I know how to present an effective defense for clients facing sex offense charges.
- Sexual Assault, Sex Assault or Rape
- Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification or Peeping Tom cases or Voyeurism
- Drug-facilitated Sexual Assault: Victim is physically helpless or incapable of appraising the nature of their own conduct.
- Indecent Exposure or Public Indecency or Exhibitionism: These are very different offenses with very different consequences.
- Sexual Assault or Statutory Rape: When the victim is less than 15 and the actor is more than 4 years older or if the victim is 15 or 16 and the actor is at least 10 years older
- Sexual Assault on a Child, (SAOC), when the victim is under the age of 15.
Do not discuss what happened with ANYONE except your attorney. That includes phone calls, texts, and visits. Children, parents, friends, and cell mates can all be used as witness against you. I can assure you that you and your case will be handled with the utmost of care and understanding without judgment. Call me, Philip M. Smith, Sex Offense Criminal Attorney for a free confidential consultation to discuss you case, 303-333-8900.
Colorado’s Sex Offender Registry Program
About the Sex Offender Registry:
- Registration is required by Colorado and federal law for almost all sex related offenses.
- Colorado requires a person to register with local law enforcement within five business days of conviction or upon entering Colorado if the conviction was in another state.
- Registration applies to convictions entered after July 1, 1991.
- Register at the law enforcement agency within your residential jurisdiction(s).
- Failure to Register is a felony and can also extend the time required to register.
In Colorado, registration includes the requirement to cancel sex offender registration when moving from one jurisdiction to another, whether it is a change of city or county or state. Temporary residents are required to register also. Those people who have more than one residence must register in all jurisdictions of residence, including part-time residence. Even moves within a jurisdiction, no change in city or county, must be reported to authorities within five business days.
Most sexual assault offenses in Denver, Colorado require registration on the person’s birthday every year. Some serious offenses and those persons classified as sexually violent predators must register every 90 days for the rest of their life. Registration requirements apply to juveniles as well as adults.
Philip M. Smith has over 32 years of legal experience
as a judge, district attorney, and a private attorney
practicing in all areas of criminal defense law.
Consequences of the Registry
Other consequences with a conviction of a sexual assault offence may include internet posting by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for specified offenses. Local law enforcement agencies are permitted to post lists of offenders on their websites.
If you are residing in Colorado but your Sex Offense conviction is from another state you are still required to notify the law enforcement agency within your jurisdiction regardless of the originating state’s law. You are required to comply within five (5) business days to avoid a possible Failure to Register or Failure to Comply charge.
The laws and regulations governing registered sex offenders in Colorado are complex. The length of time you have to stay on the Sex Offender Registry depends entirely on the type of offense you were convicted of.
Contact My Denver Colorado Criminal Law Office
As part of my criminal defense practice, I help clients with questions and court proceedings relating to Colorado’s Sex Offender Registry or non compliance. I can determine whether you are eligible for Deregistration and removal of the Sex Offender Registry.
If you need a criminal lawyer to fight a Colorado Sex Offense charge or charges, or if you have questions about sex offence registration compliance, I encourage you to contact me at my Denver, Colorado law office, Philip M. Smith, 303-333-8900 today for a free and confidential initial consultation.