Child abuse charges can negatively impact your ability to be hired and maintain custody of your children. Some people are surprised to learn what constitutes child abuse in Colorado. Learn more in our blog.
Child abuse in Colorado is not what you think it is. Actually, it is far more than what you may think it is. While physical violence or injury to a child can certainly constitute criminal child abuse that can lead to jail time and other severe consequences, Colorado law is much more expansive when it comes to the kinds of conduct that can result in criminal charges and conviction.
Kids require care, protection, and safety, and they should certainly not be subject to violence, abuse, or neglect. Almost all parents know this, and so does the law. That’s why Colorado law and Colorado prosecutors treat child abuse charges so seriously. Prosecutors will aggressively seek convictions for child abuse, and due to the severity of the crime, law enforcement will often err on the side of caution, arresting a parent or other adult in situations where no abuse has occurred or a situation has been misconstrued. If you’ve been charged with child abuse, the consequences and stigma can of such charges can put your family, freedom, and future at risk.
Raising children is a rewarding and worthwhile pursuit, however, at times it can be very challenging.
Often times, problems can arise that leads to criminal child abuse charges. If discipline is misconstrued or a situation misread by law enforcement they will ere on the side of caution. Even without meaning to cause any harm to a child, a parent can find themselves in a very stressful and difficult legal battle. The charge of child abuse can carry with it unforeseen consequences that can stay with a person for the rest of their life.
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