Sex Crime Accusations Require Serious, Aggressive Representation
You probably don’t need to be told that sex crimes are taken seriously in Denver and the United States as a whole, or that a sex crime allegation can carry both harsh penalties and irreparable damage to your reputation. The consequences of a sex crime conviction will affect the rest of your life, which is why you need the best criminal defense attorney available.
If you choose to work with Colorado criminal lawyer Kimberly Diego, she will closely review your case and do everything in her power to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. In some cases, she is able to argue that your charge should be reduced to a non sex-related offense with a less severe sentence. Whatever the circumstances, you can trust that Ms. Diego will represent your best interests and defend your rights in and out of the courtroom.
A Compassionate Defense Attorney Who Knows What’s At Stake
Although the term “sex crimes” covers a wide range of charges, most of these charges are classified as felonies. These include such charges as unlawful sexual contact, sexual assault, sexual assault of a child, indecent exposure, or the Internet exploitation of a child. There are certain circumstances, such as indecent exposure based upon an act of streaking, that may be a Class 1 misdemeanor, but even this lesser charge could result in you paying fines, serving time on probation, entering into treatment – and having to register as a sex offender! Once you’re registered as a sex offender, it can be difficult to get a job that requires a background check, find a suitable residence, take out loans, or even participate in certain educational programs.
The Colorado judicial system is particularly harsh on those who allegedly commit a felony sex offense, and if you’re convicted of a felony sex offense you could face a lifetime in prison. In fact, the number of men and women serving life sentences for a sex crime in our state is now 41 times greater than it was less than two decades ago. Even if you don’t receive a lifetime sentence, you’ll still leave prison with the stigma that comes with being labeled a sex offender, and this branding will negatively impact the way you’re able to live your life.
No matter what the charge, you need to take it extremely seriously and contact a skilled defense attorney as soon as possible. Denver criminal lawyer Kimberly Diego will fight to minimize the effect these charges will have on your present and your future because she understands what is at stake for you. Whenever possible, she will work to make sure that your charge doesn’t become a conviction.
Your Criminal Defense Attorney Should Be Your Toughest Advocate
You may feel embarrassed or ashamed if you’re accused of a sex crime, even if the allegations aren’t true, but you can’t let that stop you from fighting for your rights. When you need the services of a Denver defense lawyer, you can rely on the compassionate and non-judgmental approach of Kimberly Diego. She gives all her clients her full personal attention and treats their cases with respect and sensitivity.
At the same time, she is unafraid to mount an aggressive and assertive defense in or out of court. Ms. Diego has years of experience successfully handling sex crime cases very similar to your own, and she will use her legal acumen and knowledge of the Denver court system to your advantage. Her skill and expertise can make all the difference as you attempt to avoid the deleterious effects that a sex crime charge can bring. She has already prepared strong, solid defenses for a wide range of sex crime charges involving such issues as:
Indecent Exposure: While some people might view indecent exposure as largely harmless, the Colorado court system does not see it that way. Although this crime is typically a class 1 misdemeanor, it can be upgraded to a felony if the individual has two previous convictions for indecent exposure.
Indeterminate Sentencing: Under the Sex Offender Lifetime Supervision Act passed in Colorado in 1998, felony sex offenders may be subject to indeterminate sentencing, which can translate to a lifetime in prison if they don’t have a strong advocate in their defense attorney.
Invasion of Privacy: This includes either watching a person undress or taking photos of their intimate parts without their consent.
Sex Assault on a Child: This offense occurs when someone subjects a child younger than 15 to any kind of sexual contact, so long as the defendant is at least four years older than the child. This is one of the most serious types of sex crimes you could be accused of, and if you’re facing charges it’s incredibly important that you talk to a defense attorney before talking to the police.
Sex Offender Registration: If convicted of a sex crime, you will be required to register as a sex offender. You must remain registered until you are successfully able to petition the court to allow you to deregister.
Unlawful Sexual Contact: This offense occurs when the accused subjects the alleged victim to sexual contact without their consent, or when the accused induces someone under the age of 18 to engage in any kind of sexual contact.
Internet Luring: Typically a class 5 felony, Internet luring occurs when an individual communicates over electronic means with a person they believe is under 15 (provided the accused is at least four years older) and describes explicit sexual conduct or asks the child to meet them in person.
Kimberly Diego: A Valuable Resource in Your Sex Crime Case
Kimberly Diego has also prepared online resources that anyone can use to learn more about sex crime laws in Colorado, including:
Who Is a Sex Offender?: Although there is a wide range of crimes that can result in a sex offender conviction, everyone who meets the definition of a sex offender is required to register as one.
Polygraph Testing in Sex Crime Prosecution and Defense: When law enforcement officials are investigating a sex crime, they may ask a suspect to submit to a polygraph examination. While the results of the polygraph test are not admissible as evidence in court, they can be used to establish sufficient cause to make an arrest.
Sex Offender Probation: There are strict rules and regulations that apply to sex offender probation. Living arrangements must be approved by a probation officer, and contact with any children is either completely restricted or closely monitored.
Sex Offender Registry Removal: While petitioning to be deregistered as a sex offender can be difficult, Kimberly Diego works hard for clients who are trying to shake off the condemning label of a sex offender.
Contact Sex Crimes, Attorney Kimberly Diego, As Soon As Possible
When you’ve been accused of something as grave as a sex crime, you need to start working with an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. It is inadvisable to talk to the police, submit to a polygraph exam, or represent yourself without first meeting with a well-qualified Denver criminal lawyer like Kimberly Diego.
To contact the Law Office of Kimberly Diego and set up a free consultation, call 720-257-5346 or fill out a short case review form. Don’t wait—contact Denver defense attorney Kimberly Diego today.
Nov 13, 2015
by -E on
I had no experience with the justice system when I got my charge and would have been COMPLETELY lost in court without Kimberly there to get me through the process! I was certain I would at least get probation and fines, but Kim actually got my case dropped in the end! I couldn't believe it! I had other lawyers tell me I was in for much more but Kim went above and beyond to get the job done with the utmost integrity and professionalism! I would highly recommend her to anyone needing an attorney. Thanks again, Kim!
Oct 7, 2015
by Annie on
hen I started looking for a criminal lawyer to help with my husband's criminal case, I went through many initial consultations with other lawyers which resulted in me getting turned away because they felt our situation was hopeless. When I contacted Kimberly via email to ask if she thought she could help, I had barely just sent out the email when I saw a response from her. She told me she was confident she could help us, and she just made me feel so positive about everything. Kimberly has always been quick to respond, and she is great at mixing her professionalism with her compassion for the law and helping people get through their issues. I never doubted that she would help my husband get his open warrant lifted while he could not appear in person. We currently live in Brazil and we needed his warrant lifted in order for us to be able continue the immigration process, and despite all of the odds against us, she still did it! I highly recommend her services if you are looking for someone who is personal and professional, good at what they do, and not afraid to take on difficult cases. My husband's case is not yet finished completely yet, but we know Kimberly will get us through it!
Oct 7, 2015
by G. on
I retained Kimberly Diego to represent me in a criminal case in 2010. I found her to be a very competent criminal defense attorney. She was able to assist me in getting my case dismissed. She knows the ins and outs of the Colorado courts and is able to offer sound advice based on that knowledge. Her fees were both reasonable and fair. I would highly recommend Ms. Diego.
Oct 7, 2015
by Stephanie on
My husband & I are very happy in having chosen Kimberly Diego as our attorney. She negotiated and got the best outcome for my husband's case. I recommend anyone needing legal help contact Kim as she not only is professional but also takes a personal interest in her client's and their final outcome. Again Kim thank you for your excellent representation!
Oct 7, 2015
by Robert on
We contacted Kimberly Diego for a DUI that involved some very difficult circumstances with law enforcement officers. Upon dealing with this very serious situation, I knew that it was going to be complicated and difficult to get through. I was facing my 3rd DUI conviction, yet the law enforcement officers in this case acted unethically. Kimberly was diligent in hiring two key investigators to gather information that would benefit my case, and in the end all the work aided in the DUI charge being dropped. Although my wife and I never want to go through a situation like this again, we would recommend Kimberly for a defense attorney. Her focus, will to not quit, and focus to the detail that was necessary for my case, were all key in her work with me. Kimberly is very busy yet we learned quickly that she was doing the work necessary to be ready for our court date. We highly recommend Kimberly!
Oct 7, 2015
by Dean on
I was truly fortunate to have Kimberly Diego as my Lawyer. She seems to practice law because she believes in the judicial process. Her negotiation skills and knowledge put me at my best advantage with respect to defending myself. It was evident in court that she was a trustworthy expert, and enabled me to enter a fair and reasonable plea. Her representation gave me confidence, and helped put my life back on track, a sort of reform that jail time or longer probation could never have accomplished. Moreover, Ms Diego is a realist, but still took on challenge. She went above and beyond what any other lawyers I spoke with could not even fathom. She did what was necessary to represent me in all aspects of my defense needs. Finally Ms Diego was efficient and worked quickly keeping the amount of billable hours to a number I could afford. I highly recommend Ms Diego as a defense lawyer.
Oct 7, 2015
by Brent on
Hello Kim, I wanted to thank you for representing me with my recent incident in the Boulder area. You wasted no time in contacting the court to address my case. We we received feedback from the court about my case, you were not satisfied with their statement for my outcome. You took the case back to them, and you presented reasons for them, to offer me a better deal. I believe I received the best outcome I could possibly receive, for my situation. If I have another opportunity to use you again, I would certainly not hesitate, in calling you for my representation. Thank you again, for your help.
Oct 7, 2015
by Sekou on
Kimberly is a true professional. Shes professional, but not cold and strictly business. Kim took time to listen and ask questions and never being in a position in which i needed a lawyer, she actually made me feel as though i was a friend of hers that was in trouble and in need of her help. Kim was there for me and with her help and true professionalism the "other side" resorted to dropping all charges. Im am grateful that i made that call to Kimberly Diego and i would highly recommend her to represent you in court. Again thank you Kimberly, although i would NEVER want to go through it again, im glad to have met you, im happy to have had you represent me and consider you a friend
Oct 7, 2015
by Travis on
I contacted Kim concerning a case, which involved Indecent Exposure charges. Throughout the entire episode, she remained professional and courteous. I found her fees to be reasonable and fair. I was prepared to plea to the lesser charge, in exchange for a dismissal of the Indecent Exposure charge. After she explained she got both charges dismissed, I raised both my hands in triumph.
Oct 7, 2015
by Wayne on
Thank you so much for handling our daughters shoplifting case. The results were better than we expected. The professionalism and courtesy you showed in handling our case, and the updates and keeping us informed were always well timed and more than adequate. If I ever have the need (or anyone I know has the need) for a shoplifting attorney, I will definitely choose you or recommend you. GREAT JOB!!!"
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Ready to take the first step towards protecting your future? Contact Kimberly Diego to schedule a free 45-minute consultation, where you can explore the unique circumstances of your case and determine your options. You can call Ms. Diego via phone at 720-257-5346, or simply fill out a free case review form to have a representative from the Law Office of Kimberly Diego contact you promptly.
Ms. Diego works with clients in the Denver metro area and beyond, including Boulder, Brighten, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Lakewood, Englewood, Aurora, White Ridge, Arvada, Westminster, Thornton, Northglenn, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs. She has experience defending clients in all counties, including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, and Lakewood.
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