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Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity Denver and Jefferson County Lawyer | Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity Definition

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Sep 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

Read the definition of Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity in Colorado.
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Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity, C.R.S. 18-7-102(1)(a), charges occur whenever a person, knowing its content and character, wholesale promotes or possesses with intent to wholesale promote any obscene material. To understand this criminal offense more fully, it's important to know what it means to wholesale promote and what is considered “obscene” in Denver, Jefferson County and across Colorado.

Douglas County Obscenity Lawyer: Definition of Wholesale Promote

When someone “wholesale promotes”, it means they manufacture, issue, sell, provide, mail, deliver, transfer, transmit, publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, or offer or agree to do the same for purpose of resale.

Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity Arapahoe County Lawyer | What is Considered Obscene?

Under C.R.S. 18-7-101, “obscene” in Arapahoe County and across Colorado means material or a performance that:

  1. 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.

Material such as pornography, X-rated magazines, sexually explicit videos all qualify as obscene material in Colorado. If you sell, transfer or share in some way any of the above material or other obscene material with another person for the purpose of resale, you risk a class 1 misdemeanor charge for Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity. If the person you are sharing the obscene material with is a minor, however, charges increase to a class 6 felony for Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor, C.R.S. 18-7-102(1.5)(a). Sex offender registration is also required for a conviction of this charge. A minor is anyone under eighteen years of age.

Charged with Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity in Adams County? Call Us

If you face charges of Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity in Adams County or any other area in Colorado, call the best Obscenity attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office to defend you. The law on Obscenity is complex because of the lengthy term definitions involved. Don't risk spending time in jail or having to pay high fines upon a conviction of Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity. Instead, call the top criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office today to set up a free initial consultation and protect your future.

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If you or a loved one faces Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity charges in Colorado, be smart and exercise your right to remain silent. Then, contact the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Or, submit the “Get Help Now” form. Together, we can protect your future.

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Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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