Obscenity Defense Lawyer in Denver | C.R.S. 18-7-102

What is Obscenity in Denver?

You need an Obscenity lawyer if facing charges of Obscenity in Colorado.

Obscenity can be charged under many circumstances in Denver and Jefferson County, Colorado. For the most part, Obscenity is charged in Denver whenever a person promotes or possesses with the intent to promote any obscene material. But, there are different levels of charges for those who commit Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity, Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor, Promotion of Obscenity, and Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor. In many cases, people facing charges of Obscenity have just made a mistake in judgment. Because they’re afraid of legal consequences, they sometimes accept a plea deal out of fear. This isn’t always the best idea. Instead, if facing any charges of Obscenity, contact an aggressive criminal defense lawyer right away.

The Definition of Obscene in Colorado

To understand the law on Obscenity a little more, it’s important to understand the definition of “obscene”. According to C.R.S. 18-7-101, obscene means material or a performance that:

a) The average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that taken as a whole appeals to the prurient interest in sex;
b) Depicts or describes:
I) Patently offensive representations or descriptions of ultimate sex acts, normal or perverted, actual or simulated, including sexual intercourse, sodomy, and sexual bestiality; or
II) Patently offensive representations of descriptions of masturbation, excretory functions, sadism, masochism, lewd exhibition of the genitals, the male or female genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal, or covered male genitals in a discernibly turgid state; and
c) Taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.
Even within this somewhat lengthy definition are terms that are hard to understand, making this law even more complex. The expertise of an Obscenity defense lawyer who specializes in sex crimes is essential when dealing with charges of Obscenity. Below is the statute on Obscenity, where the definition of “obscene” applies.

Child Prostitution charges can be serious - consult a criminal lawyer to defend you.

Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity

C.R.S. 18-7-102(1)(a)

Except as otherwise provided in subsection (1.5) of this section, a person commits wholesale promotion of obscenity if, knowing its content and character, such person wholesale promotes or possesses with intent to wholesale promote any obscene material.

Child Prostitution charges can be serious - consult a criminal lawyer to defend you.

Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor

C.R.S. 18-7-102(1.5)(a)

A person commits wholesale promotion of obscenity to a minor if, knowing its content and character, such person wholesale promotes to a minor or possesses with intent to wholesale promote to a minor any obscene material.

Child Prostitution charges can be serious - consult a criminal lawyer to defend you.

Promotion of Obscenity

C.R.S. 18-7-102(2)(a)

Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2.5) of this section, a person commits promotion of obscenity if, knowing its content and character, such person:

  • promotes or possesses with intent to promote any obscene material; or
  • produces, presents, or directs an obscene performance or participates in a portion thereof that is obscene or that contributes to its obscenity.

Child Prostitution charges can be serious - consult a criminal lawyer to defend you.

Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor

C.R.S. 18-7-102(2.5)(a)

A person commits promotion of obscenity to a minor if, knowing its content and character, such person:

  • promotes to a minor or possesses with intent to promote to a minor any obscene material; or
  • produces, presents, or directs an obscene performance involving a minor or participates in a portion thereof that is obscene or that contributes to its obscenity.

What is the Sentence for Obscenity in Adams and Jefferson County and Across Colorado?

Type of Obscene Material Promotion

Class

Possible Sentence

Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity Class 1 Misdemeanor Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity 6-18 months in the Adams County Jail
Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor Class 6 Felony Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor 1 year to 18 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections
Promotion of Obscenity Class 2 Misdemeanor  Promotion of Obscenity 3-12 months in the Jefferson County Jail
Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor Class 6 Felony Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor 1 year to 18 months in DOC

Our Culture is Sexualized – Why You Need an Obscenity Defense Lawyer in Denver

Our culture today is highly sexualized, especially among minors. People are curious, and experiment with different things. However, if they’re not careful, their “curious” actions could lead to criminal charges in Denver and Morgan County, and across Colorado. For example, an 18-year-old may have pornographic videos on his computer and show them to a 14-year-old girl. If discovered by police, he could be charged with Obscenity for showing the content to a minor. A conviction of Obscenity can be harmful to anyone’s future. You may have a hard time finding a job or even a place to live. If you or someone you love is facing charges of Obscenity in Jefferson, Adams or Douglas County, contact an expert Obscenity defense lawyer today. We fight hard to protect our clients’ futures.

If contacted by police regarding Obscenity charges, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call an Obscenity lawyer at the O’Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880 or fill out the “Get Help Now” form on the side of this page. Together, we can protect your future.

 

If facing charges of Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor in Denver, Colorado, call a Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office.

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