Denver Sexual Assault Attorney
Fighting Sex Crime Charges in Denver, Colorado
Facing rape or sexual assault charges is a terrifying experience. Every decision you make from the moment you become a suspect is critical. You need a criminal defense attorney who can approach your case with a cool head and give you an honest assessment of your situation.
Attorney Richard Bloch — a former prosecutor with more than 30 years of criminal law experience — will vigorously defend your rights when everything is at stake. Contact us to get an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.
Understanding the Law of Sexual Assault
Under Colorado law, there are a number of different sexual assault charges. Each law involves specific elements that must be proven and defenses that are available to the accused. Among the possible scenarios are:
- Sexual assault using force
- Sexual assault using means other than force
- Sexual assault by a physician or therapist against a patient
- Sexual assault where the accuser was allegedly incapable of consent, usually due to intoxication by drugs or alcohol — a common date rape scenario
Colorado has a rape shield law, which may prevent your lawyer from asking the accuser certain questions. This law could strip you of your constitutional right to confront your accuser. Criminal defense attorney Bloch knows exactly when the law applies and how to deal with it.
Avoiding the Serious Consequences of Conviction
Next to murder, sexual assault is the crime with the most serious penalties under Colorado law. Many sexual assault charges are punishable by life in prison.
Sexual assault convictions can and do ruin people's lives. Once convicted, people face mandatory registration as sex offenders. They can be kept away from children — including their own — and have restrictions on where they can live and work. You need an attorney who knows what can be done to avoid these sorts of penalties. At The Law Firm of Richard Bloch, P.C., in Denver, we have that experience.
Attorney Bloch will analyze evaluate potential constitutional violations, the opinions of expert witnesses and the best strategies for cross-examination. He is prepared to mount an aggressive defense strategy.
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If you've been charged with sexual assault, contact us to put a skilled, knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer on your side.