Defending Against Rape And Sexual Assault

Being convicted of a sex-related crime like rape or aggravated sexual assault can be catastrophic for the defendant's life, relationships, career and future. In addition to harsh prison sentences and effect on one's criminal record, these offenses carry a potentially lifelong obligation to register as a sex offender. This can make it impossible to get a job, live where you choose or move on with your life.

At Anaya-McKedy, P.C., in Colorado Springs, our attorneys help clients protect their futures by providing strong, aggressive defense to serious sex crime charges.

What Is Aggravated Sexual Assault?

Aggravated sexual assault is a more serious charge than sexual assault because it involves the presence of one or more aggravating factors. Examples of aggravating factors that lead to this more serious charge may include:

  • The defendant allegedly used, displayed or threatened the victim with a deadly weapon.
  • The defendant caused serious or severe physical injury or permanent disability or disfigurement of the victim.
  • The defendant acted with extreme indifference to human life during the assault.
  • The defendant attempted to kill the victim or another person during the assault.
  • The victim was physically helpless or temporarily or permanently unable to give consent because the victim was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, mentally incapacitated, elderly, or otherwise disabled or vulnerable.
  • The assault involved incest or was committed by a stepparent or guardian.
  • The defendant had supervisory, disciplinary, or other power over the victim.
  • The assault was committed during the commission or attempted commission of another felony such as kidnapping, robbery, homicide, aggravated assault, burglary, arson, or escape from jail or prison.

Proactive Defense For Sexual Assault Charges

These charges do not have to ruin your life. To begin fighting the allegations and give your case the best chance for success, it is essential to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Please contact us or call 719-387-9954 during business hours or 719-362-7868 during evenings and weekends to arrange a free consultation.