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What is the sex offender registry?

Being charged with a sex crime in Colorado can cause your life to wind up in disarray. You might have trouble finding a job, you could wind up in jail, and you could face hefty fines. If convicted of the charge, you might also have to register on the sex offender list. This list is used by law enforcement agencies to monitor the sex offenders in their jurisdictions.

How are computer forensics used to investigate sex crimes?

Many people have heard the term computer forensics but some just don't understand what it is or the role it plays in various criminal investigations. Computer forensics experts can be found in private firms, police departments, government agencies and even public corporations. So, how are computer forensics used to investigate sex crimes?

All you need to know about sexting

Sexting has become a common problem for parents and educators over the past five-plus years. As more and more kids get smartphones at younger ages, they are opened up to the entire world. Sexting is an activity that millions of people partake in on a daily basis, many of whom are in relationships and do so with their significant other or spouse. Today, we will explain sexting.

How do I defend against sex crime charges?

Being charged with a sex crime is serious. Despite its seriousness, it doesn't have to define you as a person. Maybe you made an honest mistake. Maybe you've been charged by mistake. It could also have been a case of mistaken identity. For the most part, defendants in a sex crime case will typically proclaim their innocence. So, what are some defenses you can use for a sex crime charge in Colorado Springs?

What are the long-term effects of being incarcerated?

Being charged with a crime, depending on the severity, can change your life forever. Even some of the most minor crimes can cause you to serve an extended part of your life in jail and/or on probation. There are different defenses you can use to have a charge either dropped or reduced. If not, what are the long-term effects of being incarcerated?

What is the Cyber Crimes Center?

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is over Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which is over the Cyber Crimes Center (C3). The priority of HSI is to fight criminal activity that is facilitated by or conducted on the internet. The Cyber Crimes Center is made up of the Cyber Crimes Unit, the Computer Forensics Unit and the Child Exploitation Investigations Unit.

Colorado legislators disagree on teen sexting bills

Colorado legislators are hoping to pass a teen sexting bill, but with just a few weeks left in the legislative session, it doesn't appear as though a compromise can be reached. Two bills are currently being debated. One would allow teens to take and share their nude photos. The other makes the practice illegal, but also gives the district attorneys several minor charges to file. The hope is that a third bill can be drafted and pushed through by May 10.

Staying off the sex offender registry

One of the consequences of being convicted of sex offense crimes is that you might be required to register on the National Sex Offenders Registry. Registration is usually required for those convicted of a criminal offense involving a minor or a violent sex crime such as rape or sexual assault. Being forced to register can create huge obstacles and changes in your life, which is why staying off the list is an important part of many criminal defense strategies.

Do you understand Colorado's Age of Consent laws?

Different states have various age of consent laws that govern at which age individuals are lawfully able to consent to engage in sexual activity. Because of the lack of a single federal law that clearly delineates an age, confusion can arise regarding the laws of individual states.

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