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The Role of Consent in Sex Crime Allegations

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on March 10, 2024

Sexual consent is the unambiguous agreement between individuals to engage in sexual activity. It’s a cornerstone of healthy sexual relationships, ensuring mutual respect and autonomy. Without consent, sexual encounters can lead to emotional trauma, physical harm, and legal consequences.

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Defending Against Sex Crime Charges with Sensitivity

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on January 15, 2024

Sexual assault allegations cast a long shadow, leaving indelible marks on the lives of the accused. As of January 2020, the Innocence Project reported 375 DNA exonerations in sex offense cases. Roughly 25% of the wrongfully convicted made false confessions, and 11% pleaded guilty despite being innocent. Sex crimes are often seen as a “taboo” topic, and a conviction can lead to devastating consequences. Therefore, it is important to remain sensitive toward the alleged victim in order to preserve the credibility of a case and the accused’s privacy.

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How Colorado’s Sex Offender Registry Affects Those Listed

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on April 30, 2023

Sex offender registration may be court ordered upon conviction of most sex crimes in Colorado. The same requirement applies to any person who was convicted of a sex crime in another state and later moved to Colorado. Failure to register within specified time limits can lead to additional criminal penalties. Under state law, a person required to register as a sex offender can petition the court for deregistration after a certain period of time has passed following completion of the sentence or probation.

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How Social Media Activity Affects Sexual Crime Defenses

By Colorado Attorney-at-law on April 20, 2022

These days, most people have some type of social media profile. While some people are reluctant to post on social media, others post without understanding that these posts can affect them legally. If you face criminal charges, your online behavior can negatively affect your case. A professional Colorado criminal defense attorney can help you navigate your online personality through your case.

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