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Denver Consensual Sex Defense Lawyer
A Denver Date Rape Lawyer Explains Facing Criminal Charges for Consensual Sex
At Charles L. Fife & Associates, PC, we believe that every person accused of a crime, no matter the nature of the offense, deserves a strong defense and a fair trial. We have successfully handled many sex crime cases, including cases in which our client faced criminal charges for engaging in consensual sexual activity.
How Can I Be Charged for a Crime if Sex Was Consensual?
Some people come to us after being accused of a sex crime in a state of confusion. Either there is no question that they engaged in consensual sexual activity, or they wholly believed they were engaging in consensual sexual activity. The following offenses often have consent-related issues:
- Date rape
- Statutory rape (or rape of a minor)
- Indecent exposure
- Solicitation of prostitution
While there may have been consent in situations leading to these types of charges, consent is not always a defense to a sex crime. The obvious example is statutory rape--it is illegal to engage in sexual activity with anyone under the age of 17, which is the age of consent in Colorado. Even if the age difference between the defendant and the alleged victim is small, as with a teenage couple, age 16 and 18, the act is still a crime. With aggressive criminal defense representation, however, you can secure minimal penalties for such an offense.
On the other hand, if consent can be proven in a date rape case, the charge will be dismissed. As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we can help you determine if consent is a strong defense in light of the facts and circumstances of your case.
Some consensual sex-related charges may relate to "sexting," especially among teenagers. A Denver sexting attorney at Charles L. Fife & Associates, PC can help if you or your teen faces charges for indecent exposure, child enticement, and sexual exploitation of a child. These offenses are very serious, even if no physical contact occurred as a result of the sexting.
Talk to a Denver Rape Defense Attorney if You Have Been Arrested for a Sex Crime
If you have been charged with a sex crime as an adult or juvenile, you need an experienced defense attorney to fight for your reputation and your freedom. Please contact Charles L. Fife & Associates, PC for a free initial consultation. We will listen to your side of the story, treat you with respect, and evaluate your situation from a defense standpoint. When you retain our services, we charge a flat fee and accept all major credit cards.
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