The media is wild with portrayals of “young love”, involving sex, drugs and alcohol. What's portrayed in the media can have an impact on young viewers, who may think certain sexual behavior is okay, so they engage in it themselves. Unfortunately, any time sexual contact occurs between an adult and a minor, there are serious consequences. A frequent crime we see charged under these circumstances in Denver, Arapahoe County and across Colorado is Sexual Assault on a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-405. We've also seen cases where men and women are charged additionally for providing alcohol to a minor. If any alcohol is involved, Sexual Assault on a Child can be charged alongside Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, C.R.S. 18-6-701. Let's continue reading about the law on Sexual Assault on a Child and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Colorado.
Lawyer for Sexual Assault on a Child in Douglas County, Colorado
Involve a sex crimes defense attorney immediately if you've been charged with Sexual Assault on a Child.
Whenever an actor in Highlands Ranch or Douglas County subjects someone who's not his spouse to any sexual contact and the child is less than fifteen years of age (when the actor is at least four years older than the victim), he will be charged with Sexual Assault on a Child. Sexual Assault on a Child is normally a class 4 felony, but it can be charged as a class 3 felony under more serious circumstances, such as when the actor uses force, threatens death, injury, pain, or kidnapping, threatens retaliation by causing death, injury, kidnapping or pain in the future, or if the actor commits the offense as part of a pattern of sexual abuse.
Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Lawyer in Jefferson County Advises When Charges Can Be Added
In Boulder, Jefferson County and across Colorado, whenever an adult induces, aids or encourages a child to violate a federal or state law, municipal or county ordinance, or court order, he / she commits contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A child under these circumstances includes anyone under the age of eighteen. As alcohol is legal for those over the age of 21, providing alcohol to a child under eighteen would be unlawful. Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor is also a class 4 felony in Colorado. This charge can be added any time an adult helps or encourages a child to violate any law. In rare cases, the adult could actually assist a child commit the crime of Sexual Assault on a Child.[pullquote align=”center” textalign=”center” width=”80%”] Consult a lawyer if you've been charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and Sexual Assault on a Child.[/pullquote]
Attorney in Brighton or Adams County for Sexual Assault on a Child and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
If you have been charged or accused of Sexual Assault on a Child and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Brighton, Adams County or elsewhere in Colorado, contact our criminal defense attorneys right away. Not only can a conviction of Sexual Assault on a Child and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor lead to time in prison, but you would also be required to register as a sex offender. Each one of these outcomes can be devastating for the accused. Call our office today to set up a free initial consultation and protect your future.Request a Free Consultation