Archives for: February 14th, 2020

We’ve all heard about children dying in hot cars after parents left them unattended. The cases usually receive national attention. Understandably so. Anything involving a child’s death is terribly tragic and sad.

Is it child abuse when a parent leaves a child unattended in a car?

The short answer: Not on the surface.


Colorado has no specific statute prohibiting parents from leaving their child unattended, in a car, home,

Colorado, like most states, catalogs crimes according to certain criteria. When it comes to sexual crimes, certain factors determine each offense’s seriousness, which then impacts sentencing.  Where sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact are concerned, there is one big difference that distinguishes the two offenses: sexual assault requires penetration, while unlawful sexual contact involves touching without penetration.

Let’s take a deeper look at these sex crimes. First, we’ll detail the