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Crimes that Guarantee Rights to Victims

The Constitution of the State of Colorado and the laws of this state, CRS 24-4.1-302(1), guarantee rights to the victims of the crimes listed below:

  • Murder (First and Second Degree)
  • Manslaughter
  • Criminally negligent homicide 
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Assault (First, Second and Third Degree)
  • Vehicular assault
  • Menacing
  • Kidnapping (First and Second Degree)
  • Sexual assault (First, Second and Third Degree)
  • Unlawful sexual contact
  • Sexual assault on a child
  • Invasion of privacy for sexual gratification
  • Robbery and aggravated robbery
  • Incest and aggravated incest
  • Child abuse
  • Sexual exploitation of children
  • Crimes against at-risk adults, or at-risk juveniles
  • Crimes for which the underlying foundation has been determined to be domestic violence
  • Stalking
  • A bias-motivated crime
  • Harassment (Ethical intimidation)
  • Careless driving that results in the death of another person
  • Failure to stop at the scene of an accident that results in the death or serious bodily injury of another person
  • Retaliation of a witness or victim
  • Intimidation or aggravated intimidation of a witness or victim
  • Tampering with a witness or victim
  • Indecent exposure
  • Violation of a protection order issued against a person charged with domestic violence or sex assault
  • Human trafficking
  • Trafficking of Children
  • Burglary (First and Second Degree)
  • Retaliation against a judge, elected official or juror
  • Crimes involving child prostitution
  • Posting a private image for harassment or pecuniary gain
  • Any criminal attempt, conspiracy, criminal solicitation, or accessory involving any of the crimes specified above



If a victim is deceased or incapacitated, these rights may be exercised by the victim’s spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, significant other, or other lawful representative.