We Defend Those Accused of Sexual Assault
At Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, we understand how traumatic an arrest or criminal charge can be for you and your family. If you are accused of sexual assault, a sexual assault defense attorney can help you feel supported and understand the complicated legal process you are faced with. Our lawyers, Fred A. Dunsing and Joseph W. Galera, are on your side and available to answer questions throughout your case. Combined, we have over 40 years in practice defending our clients and their best interests. To schedule your complimentary case review at our Avon or Denver, CO, office, contact us online or call us at (303) 758-8981.
What to Do If You Are Accused
If you feel that you have been wrongfully accused of a sexual assault crime, it is important that you hire a lawyer who can defend you and protect your rights. To protect yourself from suffering the potentially life-changing results of a failed case, it is important that you:
Do not speak with police until you have a lawyer present
Call our office to review your case for free and determine whether we are the best law firm to represent you
Collect a list of witnesses who were present or have some connection with the alleged incident
Compile a timeline which contains as many details about the event as you remember, but only share this with your lawyer
We understand how alone you can feel after being accused of sexual assault, and we are here to remain by your side until the resolution of your case.
Know Your Rights: Colorado Sexual Assault Laws
The state of Colorado defines sexual assault as any act that inflicts intrusion or penetration on a victim including situations involving:
Forceful submission of a victim
The victim is incapable of recognizing the nature of the act
A victim who is less than 15 years of age and the alleged perpetrator is at least four years older
The victim is physically helpless
There are varying degrees of sexual assault, and the severity of the charges filed against you will usually depend on the age of the victim, your relationship to them, and other factors.
Your Defense Options
Our team will develop a defense which takes your unique situation into account and helps you feel confident in the courtroom. In general, those accused of sexual assault can claim different defenses including:
- Innocence: This is the most common defense used by those accused of a sexual assault crime. We can help you determine whether you have a strong alibi and strong supporting evidence to claim innocence.
- Consent: If you participated in the sexual act, but are convinced that the alleged victim consented, you may be eligible for this defense.
- Insanity: If you can prove that a psychological disease or mental incapacity affected you on the day of the event, you may be able to use this line of reasoning.
Whether we settle outside of the courtroom or take your case to trial, we will fight tirelessly to protect your rights. Our team has handled over 50 criminal defense trials and will use this background to give you the best chances of achieving satisfactory results.
Schedule a Consultation
Not having the right team on your side can have life-changing consequences for you and your family. We understand how alone you can feel after being accused of sexual assault but our law firm can help. To discuss your case with one of our attorneys, call our office at (303) 758-8981 or contact us online.