The Role of Entrapment in Colorado Solicitation Cases

Entrapment, a legal defense strategy, asserts that individuals were induced or persuaded by law enforcement to commit a crime they otherwise would not have committed. In Colorado, this defense can be pivotal in solicitation cases, where individuals are accused of attempting to persuade others to engage in criminal activity. Understanding the concept of entrapment, its application under Colorado law, and the burden of proof required to establish it as a defense is crucial for those facing solicitation charges and their [...]

Solicitation in the Digital Age: Denver Criminal Laws

In this digital age, our lives are increasingly intertwined with social media and online platforms. While this has brought many benefits, it has also given rise to new challenges, including the issue of online solicitation. 

In Denver, as in many other jurisdictions, solicitation via social media platforms is a serious offense with legal consequences that can have a lasting impact on one’s life. In this blog, we’ll examine the implications of alleged solicitation via social media platforms, including the legal [...]

Solicitation Doesn’t Always Mean Sex Crime in Colorado

In the state of Colorado, you don’t need to actively participate in a crime in order to be charged with a role in it. One of the ways this can happen is through solicitation of a crime.

While most people think about solicitation in terms of prostitution, the truth is that there are many non-sexual ways to commit this crime.

Here’s what you need to know about criminal solicitation and the penalties you can face if you’re charged with it.[...]

Should Prostitution Be Legal?

Arguing for the legalization of prostitution would not seem to be a viable platform for a politician, and it’s hard to imagine such a thing happening within our lifetimes. However, more and more, it appears to be becoming a question of serious public and social debate.

Most recently, Amnesty International caught a lot of attention in late July when the human rights group released a draft proposal calling for the decriminalization of all “aspects of consensual sex work.” The Internet [...]

Attempt, Conspiracy, Solicitation Charges: When CO Crimes Didn’t Occur

In criminal law, you can be prosecuted for crimes that didn’t ever actually come to fruition. These crimes are called inchoate crimes, meaning that the attempt at the crime was unsuccessful or incomplete. Although the actions in and of themselves may not be criminal, inchoate crimes are prosecutable as a way to deter criminal behavior.

Attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation are all considered inchoate crimes. Here’s what you need to know about these crimes to protect yourself from crimes that can [...]