Colorado law provides clear and distinct definitions of sex offenses. The two basic categories are sexual assault and sexual contact. Sexual assault requires penetration and includes rape, forced copulation, penetration with a foreign object, and sodomy. Sexual contact is any unwanted touching of a sexual nature. Additional sex offenses may be charged without physical touch including indecent exposure, possession of child pornography, invasion of privacy for sexual gratification, distribution of pornography without consent, and sexting with a minor, just to name a few. Additionally, you may be charged with a sex offense without having committed the sex acts yourself with charges that include pimping and pandering, sexual exploitation of a child, or child prostitution. There are many ways to be charged with a sex crime that you may not even be aware of including urinating in public, possessing pornography including underage people, and solicitation of a prostitute.

Sex crimes are both difficult to prove and difficult to fight because consent — or the lack of — must be proven as well as intent and that the sex act occurred. At the Law Offices of Murphy and Price, we take sex offenses very seriously and work hard to prove that there are two sides to every story. If you are facing criminal sex charges, contact us to begin building your defense today.