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Lakewood Sexual Assault on a Child Attorney

Lakewood Sexual Assault On A Child Attorney – Experienced Criminal Defense When You Need It Most 

Sexual assault on a child charges are one of the most common sex crimes charged in Colorado. Prosecutors take these charges seriously and seek maximum penalties. Even the mere accusation of this offense can leave a negative social stigma on your life. A conviction can result in years of imprisonment and a loss of your civil liberties. 

If you have been accused of this crime, The Law Offices of Elaine E. Lukic can help.  

It is crucial to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Attorney Elain Lukic has over 25 years of experience in criminal law and is a former prosecutor.  She knows how the other side works and can anticipate their strategy against you.  As a Lakewood sexual assault defense attorney, she has the skills, experience, and resources to defend you against the most serious of sex crime offenses and has won many cases just like yours. 

Call us today for a free and confidential case evaluation. 

What Is Sexual Assault On A Child?

Colorado’s criminal statute CRS 18-3-405 defines this offense as subjecting sexual contact on a child who is 14 years of age or younger when the defendant is at least four years older than the alleged victim. This crime is punished more harshly when any of the following situations apply:

  • The defendant uses force
  • The defendant threatens death, serious bodily injury, extreme pain, or kidnapping
  • The sexual contact is part of a pattern of sexual abuse

Penalties For Sexual Assault On A Child 

When charged as a class 4 felony, the presumptive penalties are:

  • Two to six years confinement in a state prison 
  • Fines of $2,000 to $500,000
  • Mandatory parole period of three years

If you are charged with the crime as a class 3 felony, sentencing adheres to the requirements in CRS 18-1.3-406 which requires a sentence of at least the mid-point of the presumptive range but not more than twice the maximum sentence. 

Additionally, you lose certain rights if you are convicted of this offense, including:

  • The right to be notified of the termination of your parental rights of a child conceived as a result of the offense
  • The right to any parenting time or decision-making responsibilities for a child conceived as a result of the offense 
  • The right to be notified of or object to the adoption of a child conceived as a result of the offense
  • The right to any inheritance from a child conceived as a result of the offense

Possible Defenses To Sexual Assault On A Child 

If you are facing charges of this nature, it is paramount that you lodge an aggressive defense. When you hire a Lakewood criminal defense attorney, we get to work immediately on the case and gather all available evidence to aid in your defense. We create a tailored legal strategy based on the specific circumstances surrounding your case. Possible defenses might include:

  • Innocence
  • Misunderstanding
  • Mistaken identity
  • Alibi
  • You are married to the alleged victim
  • False allegations 
  • Failure of the prosecution to meet the burden of proof

Contact Me To Discuss Your Legal Options In A Free Consultation

The Law Offices of Elaine E. Lukic serves clients from our two conveniently located offices throughout Lakewood and Denver. We offer a free case consultation you can arrange by calling us at (303) 809-3425. You can also fill out our contact form. When you are facing serious criminal charges, we are here to help.