These are serious sex crimes with enormous life changing penalties.  You need to immediately hire a qualified lawyer with experience defending sex crimes.  Please call me to discuss representation.

A guy takes a photo on his phone of his girlfriend doing something sexually explicit.  It happens often enough.  Maybe later he shows his friends or sends the photo to others for revenge (revenge porn).  If the girl is under 18, he has just committed a serious felony sex crime.  The possession is illegal, the taking of the photo is illegal, the asking to pose for the photo is illegal, and the distribution of the photo is illegal.  Even if the girl creates and send the photo to the guy, his possession of it is illegal.  Gender does not matter.  Age of the accused does not matter.

These are serious sex crimes with sex offender registry requirements and sex offender treatment.  Do not consent to a search of your phone or computer or anything else.  Do not talk to police about the photos or anything else – just say “I want a lawyer.”  Do not assume they will treat you better if you talk.  There is nothing you can tell the police today that you cannot tell them later with an attorney. 

Sexual exploitation of a child can be charged if a person possesses photos or other images of a child in sexually explicit conduct.  If a person simply possesses of child pornography or child porn, it is a class 6 felony, but if a person does anything to make or try to make child porn, or if the person distributes or possesses with the intent to distribute, even to one other person, then it is a class 3 felony.  Child is anyone under 18 years of age for this statute. 

CRS §18-6-403 – Sexual Exploitation of a Child

(3) A person commits sexual exploitation of a child if, for any purpose, he or she knowingly:

(a) Causes, induces, entices, or permits a child to engage in, or be used for, any explicit sexual conduct for the making of any sexually exploitative material; or

(b) Prepares, arranges for, publishes, including but not limited to publishing through digital or electronic means, produces, promotes, makes, sells, finances, offers, exhibits, advertises, deals in, or distributes, including but not limited to distributing through digital or electronic means, any sexually exploitative material . . . .

Important Information about Sex Crimes in Colorado

Just say "I want a lawyer" - there is nothing you can tell the police today that you cannot tell them tomorrow with a lawyer.

Contact a Colorado criminal defense lawyer representing clients in Nederland, CO today to schedule your initial consultation.

Sex Crimes in Boulder and all of Colorado are extremely serious offenses.  Most of the charges require a lifetime in prison, possibly lifetime supervision on parole or probation and lifetime registration as a sex offender.  Get a qualified sex crimes defense lawyer immediately.  Do not trust the prosecution or police to prove your innocence.  Most Boulder, Colorado sex crimes are serious felonies.

If you are accused of sexual assault or suspect you might be accused of sexual assault, you should immediately contact an experienced sexual assault attorney.  You should not speak to police or prosecutors without an attorney.  You should not discuss the facts with anyone but your attorney.  Call me.


If you would like to schedule an initial consultation, contact a Colorado criminal defense attorney for issues regarding with your misdemeanor or felony. We represent clients in Nederland, Colorado and surrounding area. The Savela Law Firm, P.C. Give us a call at (720) 260-7392 or complete our inquiry form.