Child abuse charges can be as damaging as they may be stressful and shameful, particularly when these charges threaten a person’s freedom, family and future.
In fact, the stigma associated with child abuse charges can do a lot of harm and can stick with a person if the accused individual doesn’t have a strong criminal defense to favorably resolve your case.
Are you someone who has been falsely accused of child abuse?
If you have been accused, there are various critical steps that should be taken as soon as possible. One of the most important is contacting an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer who can help you.
One of the main reasons for this becoming such a widespread problem is due to the Colorado law in place whereby people can be charged for not reporting a suspicion of abuse.
Therefore, it is essentially incentivized for anyone who works with children to file a report no matter how mild the suspicion.
Because of this, a false accusation of child abuse is something that can be a very innocent mistake. It can even be based on the word of a child that is in need of attention.
Despite the serious challenges associated with abuse charges, it’s crucial that accused people know that they have rights and that they will have the best chances of favorably resolving these cases by trusting their defense to the experienced Colorado Springs child abuse defense lawyers at The Kohn Law Firm.
Unfortunately, being able to disprove any sort of false allegation can be extremely complicated.
When someone is falsely accused of child abuse, things can get very ugly. When it occurs between two parents in the middle of a divorce, it can result in a very upsetting and complicated custody battle with the children caught directly in the middle.
An experienced Colorado Springs defense lawyer who helps with false accusations of child abuse cases will be able to effectively defuse this type of situation and prevent as much damage as possible to both the child and the parents.
Since 2003, we have been working diligently to uphold the ideal that the accused are innocent until proven guilty, and our clients can always count on us to provide them with the strongest possible defense against child abuse charges.
When Child Abuse Charges May Be Filed…
Under Colorado Revised Statutes § 18-6-401, child abuse charges may be filed against a person when (s)he is accused of:
- Physically abusing a child, which may be alleged when a child has certain types of physical injuries
- Emotionally abusing a child, which can be alleged when a child displays certain psychological impairments or issues
- Neglecting a child’s basic needs, which can include allegations that a person has failed to provide a child with sufficient food, shelter, clothing, etc.
- Neglecting a child’s education needs, which can involve allegations of failing to ensure that a child is attending school or receiving some type of educational instruction
- Neglecting a child’s medical needs, which can include accusations that a child’s caretaker has not tried to get the child medical treatment essential to the child’s health.
The severity of abuse charges filed when any of the above-described (or other instances) is alleged to have occurred will depend on the various factors, only some of which include:
- The alleged degree of injury to the child
- How long the alleged abuse has occurred
- Whether additional offenses (such as, for instance, sexual assault) allegedly occurred in the course of the child abuse
- Whether the accused individual has a criminal record.
Challenges associated with child abuse charges.
In the most serious cases – such as when child is alleged to have died due to criminal negligence or abuse, a person could face Class 2 or Class 1 felony charges.
Colorado Springs Child Abuse Defense Lawyers at The Kohn Law Firm
Have you or a loved one been charged with child abuse? If so, the Colorado Springs defense attorneys at The Kohn Law Firm are ready to fiercely defend your rights and help you bring your case to a successful resolution.
At The Kohn Law Firm, we believe that our clients deserve exceptional service, ethical treatment and aggressive representation. That’s why we are here to help you navigate the complexities of an intricate criminal justice system, minimize the negative impacts on you and your family, and ultimately help you protect your freedom and future.
As a former Deputy District Attorney, Shimon Kohn understands how prosecutors build their cases, and he knows how to dispute their allegations while figuring out the best potential legal remedies to vigorously defend you.
When you want to trust that you will obtain the best possible outcome to your case, don’t hesitate to contact the Colorado Springs child abuse defense lawyers at The Kohn Law Firm
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