Facing an accusation of sexual assault is one of the most terrifying and life-changing experiences that our clients will ever face. Over the last decade, accusations of rape have received noteworthy attention in the United States. Numerous advocacy groups have taken an especially strong stance against citizens accused of sexual assault. Evidence of this phenomenon is littered throughout our news media, college campuses, and the criminal justice system.
The notion that an alleged victim of sexual assault must be immediately believed and cannot be questioned is all too common today and is being pushed by advocacy groups on law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges. These beliefs are nothing short of an assault on the due process owed to a citizen accused of a crime. Undoubtedly, an individual accused of sexual assault will begin the process of facing the accusation of sexual assault with the deck stacked against them. It will be a lonely and treacherous road ahead of you.
Furthermore, the consequences of a sexual assault conviction are substantial in Colorado. You will be convicted of a felony, potentially be ordered to prison, be required to complete sex offender treatment, and you will be required to register as a sex offender for life in some cases.
If you, a loved one, or a friend is facing sexual assault accusations, you will need help from an experienced sexual assault defense attorney. Maher & Maher Law is proud to represent citizens accused of sexual assault and ensure that the accused’s rights are protected, that they are treated with fairness, and that they are vigorously defended.