Colorado Sexual Assault

When most Coloradans hear about sexual assault, they immediately think of rape or physical force. One in three people in the state experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime, and 80% of those assaults will occur before the person turns 25.

But sexual assault does not always involve physical contact—it is any non-consensual sexual activity that makes another person feel uncomfortable or threatened. In Colorado and most other jurisdictions, sexual assault can include taking sexually explicit photos and videos of a person without their knowledge or consent, showing minor sexually explicit images to a minor, flashing someone in public, recording someone in private without permission, and more.

Examples of Sexual Assault

Types of sexual assault can vary but generally include any undesired behavior or activity that involves sexual contact—physical or visual—without another person’s consent. Examples of sexual assault include rape, non-consensual kissing or touching, unwanted exposure to pornography, verbally pressuring someone into a sexual act, and more.

Certain activities do not constitute sexual assault under the law. While these activities may still be wrong or immoral, they are not punishable by civil or criminal law. This includes consensual “sexting” between two adults, consensually sending nude photos and videos between partners within a relationship, and expressing romantic interest online.

Compensation for Survivors

When considering a civil suit against your abuser or other parties involved in the case, an attorney can explain the damages you might recover if successful. That recovery could include compensatory damages for emotional distress, medical expenses related to therapy and counseling, and pain and suffering due to psychological trauma caused by the experience. You may also recover punitive damages, depending on the specifics of your case.

At Lamothe Law Firm, we are committed to providing compassionate legal counsel throughout your case so you feel confident knowing all legal proceedings are conducted properly within the applicable laws with all rights protected throughout the entire process and helping you understand what damages may be available for compensation.

How a Lawyer Can Help

If you are a survivor of sexual assault, speak with a Colorado lawyer to protect your legal rights. A local attorney can help you understand what actions you need to take and provide information on how best to seek justice. An experienced lawyer understands the relevant laws and regulations and will have handled cases like yours. They can also advise on the best strategies for pursuing a civil suit.

Seeking legal representation after experiencing sexual assault sends a clear message to the abuser that such behavior will not be tolerated, and they will be held accountable. You should not feel powerless or scared to speak out against your attacker. Working with an attorney can give you the confidence that your case is handled competently and fairly, letting you focus on healing from the ordeal without worrying about the complex legal proceedings or even taking criminal action against your abuser.

Lamothe Law Firm Seeks Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors

Sexual abuse is a complicated and deeply personal issue. Wherever you are in Colorado, we are here to support your decision and fight for justice. If you or a loved one has experienced a sexual assault, abuse, rape, or other unlawful conduct, contact the Lamothe Law Firm today to learn more about your legal options and confidentially discuss your case to learn how we can help.

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