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Get Legal Help After a Breckenridge Sex Crime Arrest

If you were recently arrested for a sex crime in Breckenridge, you face the possibility of serious penalties if convicted. Few crimes have the personal, professional, and societal impact of a sex-related crime. On your own, it can be hard to manage your case in a way that leaves your life as intact as possible. That is where the benefits of our criminal defense team come in.

In addition to criminal penalties, sex crimes carry hefty societal penalties including mandatory inclusion on Colorado’s sex offender registry. At Whitaker & Penix, LLC, our Breckenridge sex crime defense attorney can work to mitigate the potentially life-changing damage of being convicted of a sex crime. We can also seek to prove your innocence, establish your alibi, and fight to protect your good name and reputation. Call us today at (970) 368-0602.

Chargeable Sex Offenses in Colorado

The term ‘sex crime’ can include a number of sex-related offenses. When you are arrested for a sex crime in Summit County, we can work to clarify the exact offense you are being charged with. We can tailor our defense strategy based on the nature of your charges, among other factors.

Our team works with clients faced with the following allegations:

The list above is not all-inclusive, and we could be able to handle your case if it is not listed here. One of our team members can answer your questions and explain your options if the criminal charge you are facing is not on this list.

Penalties for Sexual Assault in Colorado

The state of Colorado imposes heavy penalties on individuals convicted of sex crimes. Criminal punishment can include up to $1,000,000 in fines. If you are charged with a misdemeanor, you could also face the following jail terms:

  • Class 1 misdemeanor — confinement for up to 24 months
  • Class 2 misdemeanor — confinement for up to one year
  • Class 3 misdemeanor — confinement of up to six months

Felony offenses carry longer periods of confinement and can include jail and prison time as follows:

  • Class 1 felony — confinement for life
  • Class 2 felony — confinement for up to 48 years
  • Class 3 felony — confinement for up to 32 years
  • Class 4 felony — confinement for up to 16 years
  • Class 5 felony — confinement for up to 8 years
  • Class 6 felony — confinement for up to 4 years

Wherever possible, we fight to have charges dismissed. We may also be able to work with prosecutors to negotiate plea bargains, reduce your charges, and lower fines and penalties.

Defenses Our Breckenridge Attorneys Can Develop for Your Criminal Case

Proving you are not guilty of a criminal sex act can be challenging. However, our attorneys understand how to build a strong defense against sex crime charges.

A frequent defense to Summit County sex crimes charges is consent. For instance, you may have believed you had consent if an individual appeared to be cooperative. Our team can work to build a credible defense if you believed you had consent at the time of the sex act. Additional defenses can include:

  • No sexual penetration took place
  • The victim’s allegation is false
  • Your identity was mistaken
  • Your rights were violated

As a defendant, you have rights that must be respected. If you were not read your rights in full upon arrest or faced other rights violations during processing, we can leverage these facts to aid in your defense. Even the state’s failure to act within the statute of limitations can be used in your defense.

How Our Sex Crime Defense Attorney Fights for You in Summit County

Our legal team at Whitaker & Penix, LLC represents clients in Breckenridge who are facing serious penalties if convicted. We believe in being honest about the situation you are facing and can tell you what you need to hear versus what you want to hear. Our team can also:

  • Thoroughly examine your charges
  • Develop a strong defense plan based on evidence
  • Handle all legal documentation and filings
  • Locate and interview witnesses
  • Represent you at hearings and in court
  • Put our extensive trial experience to work for you
  • Use our local resources in Breckenridge to seek the best results

In addition, we offer a no-cost, no-obligation 30-minute phone conversation, and represent clients in a 60-mile radius of Breckenridge. We also ensure every one of our clients gets personal care and attention.

See Why Previous Clients Refer Our Law Firm

Our legal team values open and frequent communication with our clients. We even provide after-hours follow-up. When previous clients talk about the support of our team on our testimonials page, they say:

“Ehren was absolutely amazing at handling our sticky legal case. He was extremely professional, efficient, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Ehren and his law firm for any legal issues you may be facing.” — M. Lamb
“If you're in Summit County and you need legal representation, you should call Kylie! I felt that she worked hard for my case and took time to explain what she did, why she would do it and what the best course of action is…5 stars!” — Skyler A.

Our attorneys and team members work with clients in trying legal circumstances without judgment. Instead, we treat you and every client we represent with kindness, compassion, and responsive legal service and support.

Your Initial Consultation with a Breckenridge Sex Crime Lawyer Is Free

Are you or someone you love looking for assistance defending yourself against a sex-related criminal charge? Our Breckenridge criminal defense lawyer can help you build an effective defense plan. Find out more by contacting one of our criminal defense team members at Whitaker & Penix, LLC. Call us at (970) 368-0602 today.

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