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Lakewood Juvenile Sexting Attorney

Protect Your Future With A Lakewood Juvenile Sexting Attorney 

Sexting in Colorado can come with serious ramifications for teenagers.  If your child is facing charges for juvenile sexting or has been approached by investigators, it is important that you take prompt action to protect their legal rights and future. 

Call the Lakewood criminal defense attorney at The Law Offices of Elaine E. Lukic as soon as you can.  We can begin working right away to protect your child’s future.  We offer a free and completely confidential case evaluation.  

What Is Juvenile Sexting

Sexting is the act of a minor sending or receiving sexually explicit photos of a minor through a cell phone or data network. As the use of cell phone use among minors has increased, so have the instances of young people choosing to send racy images or videos. 

However, juvenile sexting is a crime that can result in serious consequences in Colorado. A juvenile can find themselves facing charges that mirror child pornography charges simply by sending a picture of themselves to another minor. Specifically, CRS 18-7-109, prohibits a juvenile from using digital or electronic means to do any of the following:

  • Knowingly distribute, display, or publish a sexually explicit image of a person at least 14 years of age or less than four years younger than themselves without the person’s permission, when the recipient did not request the image and suffered emotional distress, or when they knew the person in the picture had a reasonable expectation that the image would remain private 
  • Knowingly distribute, display, or publish a sexually explicit image of themselves when they are at least 14 years of age or less than four years older than the person to whom they sent the image when that person did not request it and the recipient suffered emotional distress
  • Knowingly possess a sexually explicit image of a person at least 14 years of age or less than four years younger than them without their permission 

Potential Penalties For Juvenile Sexting 

Depending on the circumstances, juvenile sexting can be a class 2 misdemeanor, a class 1 misdemeanor, a petty offense, or a civil infraction. Potential penalties could include:

  • Custody in a juvenile detention center
  • Participation in a program designed by the school safety resource center or other program
  • Fines
  • Participation in a diversion or restorative justice program

As a former prosecutor, I understand the criminal justice system. I know how the other side prepares their case and when they have the discretion not to charge an offense as harshly. Your child’s future is at stake, they may even be forced to register as a sex offender as a teenager. I can help explain your story and advocate for you to prevent the harshest consequences of a conviction. I have a solid track record of having these types of cases dismissed or lighter sentences being imposed. 

The juvenile justice system centers on rehabilitating youth and preventing youthful indiscretions from ruining their youth. Trust your case to an experienced juvenile sexting attorney and former prosecutor. 

Call Today For Your Free Case Review 

At The Law Offices of Elaine E. Lukic, as a Lakewood sexual assault attorney, I help individuals throughout the state who have been charged with various sex crimes from our offices in Lakewood and Summit County, Colorado.

If you hire our Lakewood sex crimes lawyer for your case, we can investigate it, determine the potential defenses, and advocate for you every step of the way. You can get started with a free case review to learn about your legal rights and options by calling us directly at (303) 809-3425 for a confidential telephone consultation or by sending me an online message. We personally and promptly return all communications.