As far as statutory rape goes, you are correct that at 17 inability to consent (due to age) is waived. With the 2 year age gap, there would also be additional safe harbor provisions related to statutory rape in Colorado.
Statutory rape is not the only issue. Parents have been known to...Read more »
This young girl I house and provide for, both parents are unstable and abusive in a few ways. She just wants to be emancipated asap to protect herself and baby and she wants to stay here where she is. I am enrolling her in school, she makes a little money helping every now and then. Parents are... Read more »
There is nothing illegal in dating a minor. There are potential risks with having sex with a minor (i.e. statutory rape). However, in Colorado statutory rape ends at 17 years old. Note, consent to sex (or lack thereof) is not age related.
Yes, the police can temporary remove items to prevent communication between suspects. Technically, consent is required (unless you were charged), but consent can be inferred by the act of surrendering the phone and/or continuing to talk.
The phone must be returned (undamaged) and you always...Read more »
A child must be at least 10 years old at the time the crime(s) were committed for Juvenile Court to have jurisdiction (power) over the minor. For children under 10, there are other potential claims (most not criminal) that can be raised against the child and/or the caregivers.
My grandchild has been staying with another family member because neither of her parents are properly providing for her due to drug and alcohol issue and I am concerned for her safety in the event that she may be released back into the unstable situation.
If Social Services is involved, contact the managing social work or the GAL.
If this is a private motion (without state involvement), you will need to hire a lawyer to handle the case in Colorado. Two of the biggest reasons why this is not a matter that can be handled pro se (w/o an...Read more »
children during pool hours. I told them no, and that I would have to talk to our board of directors about a final decision. I'm assuming since we are a public entity that the establishment clause would prevent them from doing this legally. Any suggestions you could give me would be very helpful.
Private property, even if wholly funding by the government, can lawfully restrict use/actions of any "visitor" with or withhold cause for any reason. Note this is very broad (hence why some court clubs in the south still lawfully restrict African-Americans and other groups from use and...Read more »
I feel the children are being declined of medical care. One daughter has had ingrown toe since Nov. As well my other daughter is year over due of shots. As well they arrive at visitation late tired and dirty.
Not sure if you have a custody case or a case in which the Department of Human Services is involved. It should like a DHS case when the word "placement" is used. With a DHS case you should talk to your attorney. If a custody case, your remedy would be to file a motion with the court...Read more »
My wife has meet her parents I plan to very soon. Can we protect my son? Already explained having sex and her parents could file charges.... correct? Very very nervous about this but don't want to make him end it..and who says they would....
Yes, dating is fine from a legal perspective. Statutory rape should also not apply. Statutory rape (sexual assault in Colorado) ends at 17 (assuming the minor consents and is not mentally disabled, etc....).
The only person that would be willing to take care of me is my mother's ex boyfriend. Ive tried contacting relatives but they turned me away. My mother tells them that im all these things that im really not. Please, is there any way you could help?
You can contact CPS (Child Protective Services). Be aware the abuse must be significant. Also, if abuse is found and you are removed, but no family member will take you in, you would be placed in foster case.
Is this rape or assut or just kids doing things they shouldn't do the ten year old still comes around all the time he loves us he is not scared or imbarrasded around my son they are good friends this happen a fee times but has since stopped and been forgotten and neither child seems yo have... Read more »
This matter should be directed towards a hired criminal defense attorney or public defender if the police/DA proceed with charges. Colorado's statutory rape laws (aka sexual assault) do have safe harbor provisions when the victim and perpetrator are close in age. However, for children under 15...Read more »
If there was a D&N case, you can request the transcripts from the courthouse (make sure you know the case number and bring your checkbook). The D&N case should have records of completion of treatment as part of the normal status conferences.
While Colorado (like all states) has numerous protections against sexual abuse of minors, there are no laws that directly prevent a minor from purchasing porn (on the minor's end, for merchants it is different). Some content can be illegal (such as child porn). Beyond that a really creative...Read more »
It depends on the charge(s) and other case-specific factors. You should be given an opportunity to either hire an attorney or to have one appointed for you. This is a question best directed towards your attorney.
My mother is and always has been violent and I just recently was able to get my brother and myself into foster care. But, she's a smart woman and has easily manipulated the courts, temporarily sobered up, etc, and will be getting my brother back within a few months(she's never laid a... Read more »
I understand you situation, so I want to explain the legal system so you can make an informed decision. Colorado favors joint (50-50%) custody. It is possible that you father could get primary custody, especially if the current D&N goes really poorly (e.g. your mother refuses to participate)....Read more »
Alright so this is sort of complicated so bear with me here. About a year ago, I was in a relationship with someone older than me, my parents found out and obviously punishments ensued. They opened up a police case but nothing ever came of it because the guy didn't live in the US. They took... Read more »
You can contact CPS or a teacher/school administrator. At issue here is whether a minimum standard of care is being provided. This standard is very low, so there may not be a D&N (dependency and neglect) matter here, but this is something more for CPS to determine. In other words, there is a...Read more »
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