Internet Luring Charges are Serious
It is serious to be charged with Internet Luring of a Child. You will be charged if you communicate with someone online, over the phone (including text messages) who you know to be younger than 15 years old and discuss explicitly sexual conduct, and make a statement inviting the child to meet for any purpose. Put simply, in order to be convicted of Internet Luring, the District Attorney must prove that you: Discussed sexually explicit material with a child younger than 15, online or over the phone, and made arrangements to meet (for any purpose, it does not have to be for a sexual encounter). It is important to note that the meeting itself doesn't actually have to occur in order to be charged in Larimer, Douglas or Boulder County.
Sentencing for Internet Luring of a Child
Internet Luring of a Child is either a class 5 or class 4 felony in Denver, Littleton and Centennial. If convicted of this sex offense, you could be facing from 1 to 6 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and up to a $500,000 fine. In addition, you would be required to register as a sex offender and go through sex offender treatment overseen by the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB). These are life-changing consequences. Because of this, it is important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows how to fight for you in court. Don't put your life in the hands of an untried criminal lawyer or overwhelmed public defender. Our criminal lawyers have over 25 years of experience and know what judges and juries are looking for.Request a Free Consultation