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Enticement Of A Child

Denver Enticement Charges Lawyer: How We Defend An Enticement Sexual Offense Allegation

Criminal defense attorneys in the Denver metro area defend men and women charged with enticement first by shutting down the outflow of information from our side. This means any statements to police or friends must stop. Police misquote our clients in nearly every case. Next, we gain access to police transcripts of conversations between them and the accused. From here, we work with a forensic computer expert to look at technical ways police evidence may be defective or susceptible to misinterpretation and attack. We spend hours developing a defense you can stake your life on, since a conviction for unlawful sexual behavior will require sex offender registration, treatment and possible incarceration. Don’t entrust your life to a lawyer who does not have experience with enticement of a child cases. After 25 years fighting for our clients, we have that experience and can put it to work for you.

Here is the definition of enticement which your Denver, Colorado, criminal lawyer will use to defeat a charge of enticement of a child in Colorado:

18-3-305 – Enticement Of A Child In Douglas And Adams Counties

A person commits the crime of enticement of a child if he or she 1) invites or persuades, or attempts to invite or persuade, a child 2) under the age of 15 to enter any vehicle, building, room or secluded place 3) with the intent to commit sexual assault or unlawful sexual contact upon said child. It is not necessary to a prosecution for attempt under this subsection (1) that the child has perceived the defendant’s act of enticement.

Any invitation made by you to a child might be sufficient to meet the government’s burden of proving the “invite” element in Colorado. Don’t ever invite a child by phone, text, email or chat, to meet with you.

Jefferson County Enticement Of A Child Police Stings

If yours is a police sting case, the police will need to tell you that their character or “child” is less than 15 years of age. If you are actually chatting with a child under 15, it will be important for the child to communicate his or her age to you. Otherwise, the police will not have a case. If the “child” states he or she is 15 or over, the government is likely seeking to prove another criminal charge.

Next, Colorado police in Lakewood and Westminster will need to establish intent to have sexual contact with the child or pretend child. The police record transcripts of internet chats, texts or phone calls to our clients to prove these points. Clients should not type or say anything that might make it easier for the government to prove its case.

Arapahoe County Defense Lawyers Use Entrapment In Enticement Cases

We often use an entrapment defense for our clients. This is useful when police make the first contact between our clients and their character. One of the important characteristics of Colorado entrapment is that the government played a major role in persuading or leading our clients into the conduct they are involved in.

This offense has sometimes subtle differences from internet luring of a child and internet sexual exploitation of a child. Consult with your Colorado criminal lawyer to examine which differences might result in a favorable outcome for you.

This offense is a sex offense in Colorado and if convicted, you will need to register as a sex offender (Colorado sex offender management board) and complete the onerous requirements of sex offender treatment. Don’t gamble with your children, job, marriage and reputation. If you think you might be accused or charged in Arapahoe or Douglas County, Colorado, with enticement of a child, don’t speak with the police or “child” at all. Call a Colorado criminal lawyer who knows sex crimes immediately at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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