We successfully represent juvenile defendants across Colorado. Special skills and sensitivity are critical to the successful resolution of criminal defense and juvenile delinquency cases. We are experienced at helping juvenile defendants and their families and loved ones work toward resolutions that do not jeopardize the rest of their lives. Please give us a call at 720-310-2141 for a free consultation to discuss your specific situation.
Excerpts From Jeff Weeden’s Review Of The “Trial Manual For Defense Attorneys In Juvenile Delinquency Cases”
By: Randy Hertz, Martin Guggenhein and Anthony G. Amsterdam. [Full review available from The Colorado Lawyer.]
“This Trial Manual … skips any academic and historical treatments and contains guidance to juvenile defenders through every phase of delinquency cases. The guidance given is in the form of everything from detailed analysis, to sample forms, to discussions of common pitfalls and challenges that arise during representation of juveniles in delinquency cases …
The Trial Manual for Defense Attorneys in Juvenile Delinquency Cases remains a must-have resource for those who defend juveniles in the criminal justice system.”
Age Of Consent Issues In Colorado
We often get inquiries regarding the legality of sexual contact between young people. In Colorado, the age of consent is 17 (same sex or not). Colorado statute, however, provides close-in-age exceptions, which allow those 15 and 16 to engage in sex with those less than 10 years older and those less than 15 to engage in sex with those less than four years older. (It is different if the eldest is in a position of trust with respect to the person under the age of 18. C.R.S. 18-3-405.3.)
C.R.S. 18-3-402(1), states, in relevant part: “Any actor who knowingly inflicts sexual intrusion or sexual penetration on a victim commits sexual assault if: … (d) At the time of the commission of the act, the victim is less than fifteen years of age and the actor is at least four years older than the victim and is not the spouse of the victim; or (e) At the time of the commission of the act, the victim is at least fifteen years of age but less than seventeen years of age and the actor is at least ten years older than the victim and is not the spouse of the victim …”
You can read more age of consent information written by Jeff Weeden at this location.
The law in this area is complicated and changes often. If you have a child, friend or loved one that needs guidance regarding these issues please contact WeedenLaw at 720-310-2141 to discuss your situation.