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Internet Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers in Denver

Colorado law criminalizes the use of the internet to commit sex crimes against children. These internet sex crimes can bring felony charges and serious potential penalties. Whether you or a loved one is accused of an internet sex crime for a first or subsequent time, you can turn to Denver Internet Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer James Colgan for strong, strategic representation.

Call 303-990-0621 or email our firm for a free, confidential consultation 24/7.

Internet Sex Crimes Defense Attorney, James Colgan has more than 25 years’ experience in the justice system, including prior experience as a deputy sheriff and a police officer. This vast and comprehensive background has given him extraordinary skills and deep knowledge that he uses to provide superior advocacy when it matters most.

What Types of Charges Are Filed for Internet Sex Crime Cases in Colorado?

As of 2021, there are two internet-specific sex offenses on the books in Colorado. These include:

  • Internet sexual exploitation of a child: This is the criminal act of knowingly and deliberating exposing intimate parts to a child (younger than 15 and at least 4 years younger than the accused) via text message, social media, the internet, or other electronic media. This can also include observing the child touch his or her intimate parts online. It’s crucial to note that this goes beyond sexting. It typically refers to some type of cybersex with a minor.
  • Internet luring of a child: This offense involves sexual communications with a child (younger than 15 and at least 4 years younger than the accused) that occur via text, social media, the internet, or other electronic media. For these charges to be filed, there must be explicit sexual descriptions or communications used to entice the child to meet up for any purpose.

3 years paroleSex offender registration

Internet Sex Crime Charge in Colorado Felony Class Incarceration Fines & Parole
Internet sexual exploitation of a child Class 4 Felony 2 to 6 years $2,000 to $500,000
3 years parole
Sex offender registration
Internet luring of a child
(with intent to meet & sexually exploit a child)
Class 4 Felony 2 to 6 years
Internet luring of a child Class 5 Felony 1 to 3 years $1,000 to $100,000
2 years parole
Sex offender registration

With internet sex crimes in Colorado, it’s crucial to understand that felony charges can be filed even if:

  • The alleged victim is not a child: The defendant only needed to believe (s)he was talking to a child when the alleged offense occurred.
  • The alleged victim and the defendant never met in person: In other words, it not viable to defend against these charges by claiming that the accused never meant to meet up or that the meetup never occurred.

Can Federal Criminal Charges Be Filed for Internet Sex Crimes in Colorado?

Yes, depending on the circumstances, federal and/or state charges may be filed for some internet sex crimes in Colorado. Generally, federal charges can come into play when, for example, an alleged victim and the accused individual live in different states, meaning the alleged crime occurred over state lines.

Whenever internet sex crimes are filed as federal charges:

  • Years to decades in federal prison can be just one of the penalties on the line.
  • It can be more important than ever to retain an experienced lawyer to defend you.

Choose a Denver Internet Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer with a Record of Success: Contact the Law Office of James Colgan, LLC

Internet sex crime charges can turn your life upside down and put everything you care about in jeopardy. If you have been questioned by police about Internet sex crimes—or if you have already been charged with one of these offenses—the sooner you contact Denver Sex Crimes Defense Attorney James Colgan, the better. He is ready to provide you with a strong defense, tireless advocacy, and client-focused service every step of the way.

Passionate and experienced, Attorney James Colgan can help you:

  • Understand your rights and options
  • Anticipate and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead
  • Navigate each phase of your case, both in and outside of court
  • Defend your rights while striving for the best outcome possible

Call 303-990-0621 or email our firm for a free, confidential consultation 24/7.

As a fierce, trusted ally to his clients, Attorney James Colgan is known as a “pit bull in the courtroom.” He earned this reputation by tirelessly seeking reduced charges, favorable pleas, dismissals, and/or acquittals whenever possible.

Trial-tested and recognized for his record of success, Denver Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer James Colgan has what it takes to help you navigate the complicated legal system, put up the fight of your life, and set your internet sex crime defense case up for a successful resolution.

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