Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer: Rape Charges
Allegations of rape are very serious, and there are many laws in place to prosecute alleged offenders to protect society. But if you have been accused of rape, who is going to protect your rights? I am Denver defense attorney Christopher T. Braddock, and I have been defending clients charged with sexual assault and rape for over fifteen years.
When Your Future Is on the Line
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There is no sex crime called rape under Colorado law. Rape is considered a type of sexual assault that is often enhanced by other charges, such as kidnapping or burglary. Since sexual assault is already a felony charge, when it is aggravated by an additional criminal charge, it can be as high as a class two felony.
Most rape cases involve two people and come down to the defendant's words against the words of the accuser. When it comes time to go to trial, the court will consider two important questions: did it occur? Was it consensual?
While the state will conduct their own investigation, I will conduct a separate investigation on your behalf. By conducting interviews and gathering evidence, I will build a defense that supports your story. I also defend clients against charges of date rape and statutory rape.
Rape & DNA Banks
Colorado recently began mandating the use of DNA banks. Over the years they have collected DNA for all types of cases that went unsolved. If your DNA is tested for a rape case and comes up in the Colorado DNA bank for a past crime, you could find yourself facing additional charges. I understand how the DNA bank works and I will explore all possible options to fight any additional charges that may arise and mitigate the potential long-term consequences.
When you contact my Denver offices, you will get more than just a lawyer to handle your case. I will conduct a thorough investigation on your behalf and keep you updated at every stage of your case. I will listen to your side of the story. Contact me today for more information about your rape defense.