Sexual Assault2018-11-19T11:20:40+00:00

Colorado Springs Sexual Assault Attorneys

Colorado Springs man in handcuffs being arrested for sexual assault.

Sexual assault arrests and charges can be devastating to the relationships, reputation and career of the accused person. They can also threaten someone’s freedom and future.

At Anaya-McKedy, P.C., our Colorado Springs lawyers have a deep understanding of the impacts and severity of sexual assault charges, as well as how to effectively fight these charges and defend our clients’ rights in various types of sexual assault cases.

We have more than 30 years of criminal trial experience, including experience as former prosecutors. This empowers us with the insight and skills to strategically craft and present sexual assault defense cases. It also enables us to vigorously protect our clients at every phase of their case and to help them successfully navigate the criminal justice system.

We provide the highest quality defense advocacy to civilians and military members who are accused of any type of sexual assault (or sex offense).

Our goals are to provide the strongest possible defense, minimize the potential negative impacts and help our clients achieve the best outcomes possible.

Have You or a Loved One Been Accused of Sexual Assault? 

Call (719) 227-0007 or Email Us
for a Free, Confidential Consultation

We are available 24/7 to answer your questions, put you at ease and provide you with superior defense representation. We can discuss your case over the phone or during an in-person meeting at jail or our Colorado Springs office.

How Does Colorado Criminal Law Define Sexual Assault?

Colorado law (C.R.S. 18-3-402) defines sexual assault as knowingly committing an act of sexual intrusion or sexual penetration on a victim when the:

  • Perpetrator commits the act against the will of the victim, which can include instances when the victim is unable to consent or when the victim wrongly believes the perpetrator to be his or her spouse
  • Victim cannot consent due to disability, unconsciousness, incarceration, hospitalization and/or age (i.e., being a minor).

What Is Aggravated Sexual Assault?

More serious than sexual assault charges, aggravated sexual assault charges can be filed when certain aggravating factors are associated with a case. These factors can include (and are not limited to):

  • Using, displaying or threating to use a deadly weapon
  • Causing serious injury to the alleged victim
  • Attempting to inflict fatal injuries during or after the sexual assault
  • Victims who are particularly vulnerable, like those with physical and/or mental disabilities
  • Incest
  • Assaults committed by a person who holds a relationship of trust with and power over the alleged victim (e.g., teachers and coaches)
  • Assaults occurring during other felony acts, such as kidnappings, burglaries or prison escapes.

Are Sexual Assault Charges in Colorado Misdemeanors or Felonies? What Are the Penalties for Sexual Assault?

The level of charges filed in sexual assault cases will depend on various factors, like (but not necessarily limited to):

  • The age of the alleged victim
  • Whether the incident involved any aggravating factors
  • Whether the accused has prior convictions for sexual assault, sex offenses and/or violent crimes.

The table below highlights the levels of various types of sexual assault charges in Colorado, along with the penalties for each (upon conviction).

Type of
Sexual Assault Charge

Circumstances
for the Charge

Penalties

Class 1 Misdemeanor

Unlawful sexual contact

  • Up to 2 years in jail
  • Up to $5,000 in fines

Class 4 Felony

Use of force or intimidation during the assault; or assault on a victim younger than 15 when the perpetrator is at least 4 years older

  • Up to 6 years in prison
  • Up to $500,000 in fines
  • 3-year mandatory parole

Class 3 Felony

Physical violence or threats of serious/fatal injuries during the assault; assaults on disabled victims; or assaults involving date rape drugs

  • Up to 24 years in prison
  • Up to $750,000 in fines
  • 5-year mandatory parole

Class 2 Felony

Victim suffers serious physical injury during the assault; or use of a deadly weapon during the assault

  • Up to 48 years in prison
  • Up to $1,000,000 in fines
  • 5-year mandatory parole

For any sexual assault conviction, the accused will also be required to register as Colorado sex offender. The duration of this requirement will depend on the nature of the charges associated with the case. The most serious cases can come with lifetime sex offender registration requirements.

How Can I Defend Myself against Sexual Assault Charges?

The best way to defend yourself against any type of sexual assault charges in Colorado is to contact the lawyers at Anaya-McKedy, P.C. We can go over the facts of your case and help you identify and pursue your best defense options.

At Anaya-McKedy, P.C., our lawyers are highly skilled, aggressive advocates who:

  • Know how to challenge prosecutors at every phase of a sexual assault case
  • Will never accept an unfair outcome to your case
  • Work relentlessly to bring your case to the best resolution possible.

Partner with a Colorado Springs Sexual Assault Lawyer Who Has 30+ Years of Criminal Law Experience: Contact Anaya-McKedy, P.C.

Whether you are the subject of a criminal investigation or you have been arrested for or charged with sexual assault, call (719) 227-0007 or email us for a free, confidential consultation with a trusted Colorado Springs sexual assault lawyer at Anaya-McKedy, P.C. We are ready 24/7 to partner with you and provide you with exceptional defense representation.

Do NOT plead guilty without contacting Anaya-McKedy, P.C. Put your freedom, reputation and future in the experienced hands of our lawyers. We will fight for you and work tirelessly to:

  • Vigorously defend you at every phase of your case
  • Keep you informed so you understand your options and what to expect as your case proceeds
  • Bring your case to the best outcome possible.

Regardless of the type of sexual assault charges you may face, we know that your case is likely the most important thing in your life, and we will handle it with expertise, as well as the utmost care and diligence.

Our record of excellence and success in sex offense (and other criminal) cases has earned us many professional honors, 5-star reviews on Facebook and Google, and the respect of colleagues, local judges and prosecutors.