Getting charged with distribution of child pornography over the internet is something that you should take very seriously and get in touch with a Denver sex crimes lawyer immediately. Colorado has some of the most severe penalties regarding internet sex crimes including distribution of child pornography of any other state. The State Assembly of Colorado created the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board in 1992 and passed two new bills that dramatically increased the scope and penalties for these types of crimes.
Under Colorado law, you can be charged with a class 4 felony for having just one child pornography video found in your possession. This law was passed in 2009 and is a dramatic increase from the previous law that said you needed to have 20 or more of these items to be charged with a class 4 felony. The Colorado Sex Offender Management Board sets the guidelines for sentencing based on a number of factors, but it is easy to see that the prosecution is geared for aggressive action in regard to these crimes and the goal is to put away as many offenders as possible. Getting convicted of any of these crimes will have a seriously negative impact on your future life for years to come. It will impact your future liberty and reputation.
You Have the Right to Defend Yourself
Take serious action against these charges by contacting O’Malley & Sawyer today. Convictions in these crimes have long-lasting consequences because you are not only facing possible prison time but you will be required to be registered and this will negatively impact your ability to get a job and to live where you want. Contact our office today and we will provide you with knowledgeable and aggressive legal defense.