If you have been accused of sexual assault, it is a serious matter. A criminal conviction can result in consequences that will follow you for the rest of your life. Your best way to handle the situation is to invoke your right to remain silent with the police and arrange to speak with a sexual assault defense lawyer in Denver as soon as possible.
A Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Properly Defend You
This is a situation where you need expert advice. When you are advised that you are being charged with sexual assault, you are likely to look at the situation emotionally, without a straight head. Your lawyer is someone you can trust to listen carefully as you describe the events leading to the charges being filed against you. From there, he will determine the best way to defend you.
Entering A Plea OF “Not Guilty”
In most instances we recommend that our clients who have been charged with sexual assault plead “not guilty” to the charge. This is the legal position that will give you the maximum protection from legal penalties, such as several years of imprisonment or having to comply with probation requirements, which may include registering your name and other personal information in a sexual offender’s database. Every circumstance is unique however and we will always do what’s in your best interest.
As someone who has been accused of a crime, you are presumed innocent. You don’t need to prove your innocence; the prosecution has the responsibility to prove that a crime has occurred and that you were the person responsible for it beyond a reasonable doubt.
It is not easy to prevent a conviction in this type of case but since the prosecution has the responsibility to prove your guilt, your chances of getting an acquittal increase. The prosecution must meet a high burden of proof.
Trust The Sexual Assault Defense Experts
It doesn’t make sense to trust your future to anyone other than an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Richard B. Huttner has a well-deserved reputation as Denver’s premier sexual assault defense lawyer. He brings more than two decades of criminal defense experience to the table and always works hard to get the best possible outcome for his client.