Colorado Child Abuse Defense Lawyers
Call (720) 809-8310 If You’ve Been Accused
Charges or allegations involving child abuse are extremely serious and must be approached with care and investigated thoroughly. Being accused of child abuse can lead to serious penalties, including mandatory registration as a sex offender and jail time. Society is unforgiving when it comes to convicted child abusers, so the criminal defense system may already be tilted out of your favor. Do not face your charges alone and when so much is on the line.
If you have been accused of child abuse, seek the immediate assistance of Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. Our Colorado child abuse defense attorneys are ready to stand up in defense of your rights. We will do everything in our power to secure the most favorable outcome possible, such as a dismissal or reduction of the charges being made against you.
Why can you trust us with your child abuse defense case?
- 30+ years of experience
- Never judge our clients – we are here to defend you
- Always prepare our cases for trial
- Familiar name in local criminal defense courts
This is your chance to stand up for yourself. Contact our firm now.
How Child Abuse is Classified
You might consider yourself a role model parent and still be accused of child abuse due to some form of misunderstanding. The truth is child abuse can be classified in a number of different ways. Outside parties who know about your relationship with your child can misinterpret your parenting methods and accuse you of child abuse.
Child abuse can be classified in many forms, such as:
- Physical abuse: Any sort of physical harm afflicted upon a child can constitute physical abuse. Even accidental harm could lead to serious accusations and an investigation from Child Protective Services (CPS) or the Child Welfare office of Colorado.
- Sexual abuse: If you are convicted of sexually abusing your child, your sentencing requirements will likely include mandatory sexual offender registration in addition to jail time and high fines paid to the state.
- Emotional abuse: Yelling at a child or harshly criticizing them when they do wrong could be interpreted as child abuse.
- Neglect: Perhaps the most common reason why parents are accused of child abuse is the general neglect of a child’s wellbeing and needs. If a child can reach prescription drugs or is exposed to recreational drugs, then the CPS could see that as neglectful. The same can be said if a child complains of being hungry or does not have a well-furnished sleeping space. Even a child’s access to education or medical care – or lack thereof – can trigger a CPS investigation into neglect, possibly leading to official criminal charges.
Defense Against False Child Abuse Charges
Many child abuse accusations that lead to charges are entirely false and brought forth by a family member, typically a spouse. Why would your own spouse want to falsely accuse you, though? The truth is they might be trying to take child custody from you by any means necessary.
When someone is accused of child abuse, family law courts will want to remove child custody rights from them as soon as possible, just in case the accusations are true. There does not need to be an actual conviction of child abuse for a family law court to authorize the removal of parental rights. With this in mind, a dishonest spouse may make false accusations of child abuse to gain an immediate advantage in any pending divorce cases or child custody disputes.
Defend your future and reputation. Call (720) 809-8310.