Denver Rape Defense Lawyers
Defense Against Allegations of Rape in Colorado
When someone is charged or even accused of committing rape, they are at crossroads in their life. Due to the heinous nature associated with rape and other acts of sexual misconduct, the societal stigma that accompanies such crimes can uproot a person’s life. A successful conviction can result in years of imprisonment, not to mention expensive criminal fines. As a result, you should consult a serious Denver rape attorney to defend you against charges of unlawful sexual contact.
At Fife Luneau, P.C., we have years of experience defending people against a variety of criminal charges, including rape cases. Such cases often involve emotionally intense and difficult issues. That is why our legal team is sensitive to the particular challenges that come with defending against rape and sexual misconduct offenses. We are committed to fulfilling our fiduciary duty to promote your best interests in accordance with the law. Given the prejudicial nature of rape charges, it is our humble duty to zealously advocate for your right to receive a fair and speedy trial that is free of undue prejudice.
To arrange a free consultation regarding your available legal options, call Fife Luneau, P.C. at (720) 408-7130 or contact us online today.
Rape Offenses in Colorado
In general, rape involves engaging in sexual intercourse or some other sexual contact with another person without their consent. Colorado’s criminal code prohibits acts of sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact. Depending on the circumstances, rape can qualify as both or either a sexual assault or unlawful sexual contact.
When a rape is committed through the use of force, intimidation, or threat of force, the offense qualifies as a class 4 felony. If a rape was committed with the help of one or more other persons, or if the victim suffered serious bodily injury as a result, the offense is a class 2 felony. The victim’s inability to consent to sexual contact is a significant factor. Lack of consent can occur in various situations.
Unlawful sexual contact can occur in the following situations:
- The victim did not give consent regarding the sexual conduct
- The victim was incapable of appraising the nature of the sexual conduct
- The victim was physically helpless and had not consented to the sexual conduct
- The victim was substantially impaired by a drug or other intoxicant
- The victim was under the age of 18
We Are Determined to Protect Your Interests and Due Process Rights
Given the gravity of being charged or accused of rape, it is important for you to seek professional legal counsel from an experienced Denver criminal defense attorney. At Fife Luneau, P.C., we are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive criminal defense representation throughout each stage of the criminal process. From police investigations to a jury verdict, we are committed to advocating for the rights and interests of all of our clients. As a result, you can count on us to provide compassionate legal representation and guidance throughout all stages of criminal proceedings. We are committed to your service from the beginning of your case until the end.
Call Fife Luneau, P.C. at (720) 408-7130 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation with a Denver rape defense attorney.