Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

What You Should Know about Child Pornography Charges in Colorado

Like all states, Colorado prohibits the possession, receipt, production, and distribution of child pornography. Child pornography is prohibited under a broad statute covering the sexual exploitation of children.

These sex crimes are broken down into three separate charges, with production and sale more harshly penalized than possession. However, possession of more than 20 items of child pornography or multiple convictions are aggravating factors that result in enhanced sentencing.

Unfortunately, child pornography is on the rise – as are efforts by state and federal law enforcement to catch [..]

Sex Offender Registration: Which Colorado Crimes Require It?

If you are arrested for a sex crime in Colorado, there are all kinds of potential consequences that are awaiting you. Prison time. High fines. Probation. Abandonment by neighbors, coworkers, people you thought were friends, and even family members. A criminal record that will follow you around for the rest of your life.

Perhaps the biggest consequence, however, is having to register as a sex offender. If this is part of your sentence, you will be subject to a whole host of frustrating requirements and limitations, such [..]

 Felony or Misdemeanor? What’s the Difference for Colorado Sex Crimes

Some sex crimes in Colorado are charged as misdemeanors. Others as felonies. How does the level of charge impact the consequences you face? In this post, we’ll describe the differences and tell you how you can get help if you are facing charges.

Colorado Misdemeanor Sex Crimes

If a sex crime in Colorado is charged as a misdemeanor, it will be prosecuted at the highest possible level for misdemeanor crimes. Here are the two sex crimes normally prosecuted as misdemeanors in Colorado.

Unlawful Sexual Contact

Unlawful sexual [..]