Consent Laws

Consent is legally defined as willingly cooperating in an act as an exercise of one's free will and with full knowledge of the nature of that act. According to Colorado law, a person cannot be legally seen as consenting to an act based on a current or previous relationship or when (s)he is considered to be under the influence of certain substances.

While content laws are in place in Colorado to try to protect children and minors from being victimized by sex crimes (as well as to prevent crimes like rape or sexual assault against any individual), Colorado consent laws are confusing, and some of the laws for specific sex crimes seem to contradict each other when it comes to defining the age of consent.

For example, while the legal age of consent in Colorado is generally set at 17 years old, some laws stipulate that individuals who are younger than 18 years old are considered to be children, which can be particularly problematic in cases when teenagers are sexually active. What can be even more problematic are cases in which one individual lies about his or her age and seemingly consents to sexual activity.

Given how complicated Colorado consent laws are, as well as the fact that these laws can play a significant role in sex crimes cases, it's critical that those accused of any sex crime in Colorado work with an experienced Denver sex crimes defense lawyer in order to:

  • Fully protect their rights
  • Build a formidable defense against prosecutor's claims
  • Have the best chances of getting alleged evidence against them thrown out of court
  • Have the best chances of getting the charges against them reduced or, whenever possible, dropped entirely.

Denver Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys At FleschLaw

While our trusted attorneys are skilled at aggressively defending the rights of the accused both inside and outside of the courtroom, we are also fiercely committed to helping our clients achieve the best possible resolution to their cases. To set up a free initial consult, call us at 720-689-0322.

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