Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Consequences of Sexting in Colorado

Cell phones have become not only ubiquitous, but their capabilities have outstripped anything their earliest users may have ever dreamed. This includes, of course, the ability to take and transmit high-quality videos and photographs instantly, with relative ease. Irregardless, sexting in Colorado comes with its fair share of penalties.

This ability has spawned the phenomena of “sexting”. Where people send suggestive or nude photos to others using their cell phones. 

Colorado doesn’t recognize sexting between consenting adults as a crime.

However, the letter of the law becomes [..]

Colorado Age of Consent Laws

The age of consent in Colorado, is 17 years old. Similarly to other states, when a minor is involved, age difference plays a major role in criminal charges. 

Age of Consent Exceptions

Close in Age Exemption

Colorado has a “close in age” exemption, more commonly known as “Romeo and Juliet Law”. This states that anyone under the age of 15 can legally consent to have sexual relations with someone who is no more than 4 years older. Also, a person who is under the age of 17, [..]

Defense Strategies That Can Help You Beat Colorado Sex Charges

If you have been accused of committing a sex crime in Colorado, you’re up against some serious consequences. To protect your freedom and future, it’s essential for you to craft the strongest possible defense strategy to fight back against your charges.

While the only way to really know which strategy is most likely to be successful in your situation is to consult with a knowledgeable Denver criminal lawyer, it can also be valuable to make yourself aware of the resources available to you and the typical strategies [..]

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.

Colorado Sex Crime Charges

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.

Child pornography is on the rise – as are efforts by state and federal law [..]

Denver Sex Crimes: How to Know if They’re a Felony or Misdemeanor

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 [..]