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Colorado Revenge Porn Laws: Where They Stand
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In Colorado, you may find yourself standing before a judge if you post or distribute intimate images of your lover or spouse online after a breakup. How so?
 
Harassing your former significant other by posting nude images without his or her permission is a violation of Colorado’s revenge porn laws. These laws also apply to strangers who post images they find when they hack into someone else’s device… Continue reading this article

Can You Get Your Name Removed from the Sex Offender Registry in CO?
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Everyone makes mistakes. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, though, you have to carry a reminder of your mistakes with you in the form of a criminal record. It’s something that can make it harder to do things like get a good job, find an apartment, and even take out a loan.
 
Having your name on the sex offender registry is like that… Continue reading this article

The Real Consequences of Being a Registered Sex Offender in Colorado
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If you are charged with a sex crime in Colorado, you will suffer many consequences you may not even know about. Obviously, there is a decent chance that you will have to serve a prison sentence and be put on probation. However, those are just the beginning of your consequences.
 
If your sex offense is one that qualifies for the sex offender registry, completing your criminal sentence is… Continue reading this article

How Colorado Reporting Laws Impact Sex Crime Arrests and Charges
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Most states have some kind of mandatory reporting laws if someone believes that a child is being abused (sexually or otherwise) or neglected. This makes sense. After all, very young children literally cannot speak for themselves, and may not understand that anything wrong is happening. Even older children can benefit, because they might not feel emotionally able to come forward about abuse, or know exactly what they’re supposed to… Continue reading this article

“Upskirting” Nets Colorado Man Sexual Assault, Invasion of Privacy Charges
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A Denver man was recently charged with 42 counts of sexual assault and invasion of privacy for taking pictures of female coworkers’ intimate areas without their consent, and he’s being held on a $500,000 bond in a Denver jail.
 
He has decided to plead not guilty to all charges. However, authorities have found the images on his computer, and he has admitted that he has a problem. What… Continue reading this article

What You Need to Know about Colorado Internet Luring Charges
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In today’s day and age, more and more people – including young children – use the internet, social media, and smartphones to stay connected. With that, we also have more and more people attempting to lure those children into inappropriate situations.
 
Brian Vasquez, a 34-year-old middle school teacher from Arapahoe County, is currently facing 31 felony charges “relating to his alleged physical abuse of and exchanging nude photos… Continue reading this article

5 Ways to Defend Against Sex Crime Charges in Colorado
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Being arrested for committing a sex crime is one of the most life-changing experiences that anyone can go through.
 
Even before you begin to deal with the potential legal consequences that you may have to endure if you are convicted of the charge, there is a particular type of personal and public shaming that these types of charges bring with them. Friends and family members may shun you.… Continue reading this article

Adjustments May Be Coming to Colorado Sexting Laws
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Sometimes, technology moves too fast for lawmakers to keep up. When old laws have to be applied to new trends, people may face wildly unfair punishments as lawmakers debate the right penalties and work to change rules and regulations.
 
Law enforcement officials, school administrators, parents, and teens faced this exact conundrum not long ago when a “sexting” scandal rocked Cañon City High School.
Hundreds of students were caught consensually… Continue reading this article

How “Consolidation” Bill Could Impact Colorado Sex Crime Charges
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When someone goes to court for sexual assault, the victim often tells their side of the story. Sexual assault can be traumatic, and reliving the horror of the incident can bring further trauma, especially if the victim is telling the story to a room of strangers under great pressure.
 
Just retelling their story in one court can negatively impact a victim… but this doesn’t always happen just once. Cases… Continue reading this article

Coloradans Pay $44M Yearly for Sex Offender Incarceration
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Keeping people behind bars has an impact well beyond the actual criminal offenders and their loved ones. In fact, every taxpayer in Colorado is giving some of their money to fund public prisons. Specifically, it costs tens of thousands of dollars to keep a single person in jail for one year.
 
Due to this high cost, Colorado has made a number of moves in the past few years… Continue reading this article