Child Abuse Lawyers in Denver
Few allegations are as personal as a charge of abusing a child. Those charged with child abuse in Colorado frequently face very serious criminal penalties, whether the allegations involve your own child, a child under your care, or a youth in the community. The damage to your reputation can be devastating, even if you are never convicted of a crime. And the intrusion of state social workers and other authorities can last for years and lead to a never-ending series of court appearances and legal requirements.
Colorado Child Abuse
The Denver Defense Lawyers at The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal fight to protect clients and families against allegations of child abuse throughout the area, including Aurora, Englewood, Lakewood and Boulder. We will immediately set to work fighting for your rights and your reputation. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to deal with the media, investigate your case and prepare a proper defense. More than in many other areas of law, dealing with child abuse cases requires a thorough knowledge of the system. We know and understand the challenges and pitfalls of dealing with state child welfare officials, social workers, probation officers and other authorities who can appear on the scene of a child abuse complaint and seemingly never go away.
When allegations of sexual abuse are made, sex-offender reporting requirements can haunt a defendant for the rest of his life. Again, our attorneys know what it takes to fight for your rights, your freedom and your reputation. Additionally, in cases involving a teacher, pastor, coach or other adult in a position of authority, Colorado law allows for increased penalties for those convicted of child abuse.
In other cases, a family that is struggling financially or dealing with marital or substance abuse issues may be unfairly targeted by welfare authorities. The Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse reports that more than half of all abuse allegations involve neglect. Tragically, families sometimes find themselves at the mercy of a child welfare agency and are treated unfairly because they lack the means to protect their rights. The Denver Child Abuse Attorneys at The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal are committed to helping these families assert their parental rights and independence when a welfare agency has overstepped its authority or has made unreasonable demands.
One of the biggest challenges facing a defendant accused of a sex crime involving a child is understanding the requirements of Colorado’s sex offender notification and registration law. Misdemeanor offenses do not fall under reporting requirements. However, many felony convictions require frequent reporting, sometimes for life. In some cases, neighbors can be notified when you move into an area and your name and personal information will be included in the Sex Offender Registry for all to see. Additionally, you may run afoul of the law for failing to register or change your address, which can lead to future legal consequences. While these registries undoubtedly provide a measure of safety to the community when dealing with a few truly dangerous predators, the majority of those listed are subjected to embarrassment, abuse and discrimination for years or decades with little or no way to defend themselves after conviction.
Hiring an aggressive and experienced Denver Defense Attorney is critical to protecting your rights, reputation, freedom and long term quality of life. If you are facing child abuse charges in the Denver area, contact The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.
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