You need a Greeley sexual assault lawyer if you have been accused of a sex crime In Weld County, Colorado. Those charged with a sex offense can face a lifetime of punishment by the judicial system and a lifetime of shame by society. In Weld, Logan and Morgan County, sex offenses include:
- Sexual Assault and Rape - C.R.S. 18-3-402
- Sexual Assault on a Child - C.R.S. 18-3-405
- Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust - C.R.S. 18-3-405.3
- Incest & Aggravated Incest - C.R.S. 18-6-301 & 18-6-302
- Unlawful Sexual Contact - C.R.S. 18-3-404
- Indecent Exposure - C.R.S. 18-7-302
- Failure to Register as a Sex Offender - C.R.S. 18-3-412.5
- Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification - C.R.S. 18-3-405.6
- Prostitution and Solicitation - C.R.S. 18-7-201
- Public Indecency - C.R.S. 18-7-301
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Sex offenses in Greeley and Weld County range from misdemeanors such as Prostitution, which is a class 3 misdemeanor, to serious felonies such as Sexual Assault on a Child, which is a class 3 or class 4 felony, depending on the age of the child and various other factors.
What is the Sentence for a Sex Offense in Weld County?
The most frightening thing about being charged with a sex offense by the 19th Judicial District Attorney's office is that the Colorado legislature has mandated that most sex offenses are punishable by indeterminate sentencing. Whereas in normal felony cases the judge can give up to a specific maximum amount of time in the Colorado Department of Corrections, in sentencing for sex offenses, the judge can give a range with a minimum sentence but no upper limit, such as 4 years to life. In all likelihood, the person convicted will serve more than four years before being given consideration for parole. If the Colorado parole board considers the defendant eligible for parole, there will be a hearing on the decision to release where all interested parties can give input on the decision. Therefore, it is in the complete discretion of the parole board, which may be influenced by political considerations, whether a sex offender spends their life in prison.
Sex Offender Registration
If a person is released from prison on parole, they must register as a sex offender in their community, and failing to do so will expose them to further criminal charges. Sex offender registration is a complex process, and the requirements frequently change and can be confusing. Additionally, the Sex Offender Management Board (S.O.M.B.) sets the standards for treatment and supervision of all sex offenders. The S.O.M.B. does not believe that sex offenders can be cured, and their treatment programs in Eaton, Firestone, and Keenesburg can be harsh and draconian.