Child Pornography Charges in Colorado
Child pornography is illegal in America. Any contribution to the making, distributing or promoting of child pornography is a criminal offense. Possession of explicit images of minors carries with it harsh penalties. A jury generally decides if a particular image is considered explicit or not, in those cases where it might be questionable. In Colorado, any crimes that endanger children are taken very seriously and if you are accused of this type of crime, contact a Denver child pornography attorney as soon as you can. Because of the stigma surrounding sexual interest in children, even an unsubstantiated accusation might turn your life upside down. It can ruin your relationship with your family, with your partner and with your own children. It can get you fired from a job, and ruin your credibility thereby destroying the rest of your career. In some cases, such an accusation can even put you in danger from concerned parents in the area.
A child pornography investigation normally starts with search warrant for an IP address that has been tracked down and identified as a participant in the collection and/or distribution of explicit images of minors. An IP address leads law enforcement officials to a physical address where the hardware is located.
Sexting may also fall under child pornography laws. In a boyfriend/girlfriend situation, if one of them is under 18 than the adult can be charged with either possession or promotion of obscenity to a minor, whichever applies. In wife/husband situations, marital privilege does not apply. Therefore, if one of the spouses is under 18 and sends a pornographic image to their spouse, the recipient can be charged with a sex crime.
The Law office of Christopher Braddock, located in Denver, Colorado, represents clients throughout the Front Range, including Aurora, Cherry Creek, Lakewood, Littleton, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Littleton, Parker, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Westminster, Brighton, Broomfield, Boulder, Glendale, Centennial, Denver County, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Adams County, Broomfield County and Boulder County, CO.
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