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Child Abuse in Arapahoe County - Injury or Threat of Injury to Your Children or Kids

Child Abuse Types in Denver, C.R.S. 18-6-401 - Accused of Hurting Your Child?

There are two major types of Child Abuse in Denver, Colorado: those which cause injury or death, and those which cause no injury. That may sound simple, but it is not. Under each of these two categories, there are several variables which will affect the actual felony child abuse or misdemeanor child abuse charged. Protect yourself and your relationship with your children by getting help now - not later after things have grown worse. Examples of Child Abuse.

Dependency and Neglect Denver Lawyer - Keeping Kids Safe . . . from the Government

Dependency-and-Neglect.jpgDenver D&N - Dependency and Neglect Attorney in Arapahoe County

Anytime a child may have been hurt, or is actually hurt, the government has a group of employees anxious to prove their worth by filing a Dependency and Neglect case against you, naming your child as a person in need of protection. While this system is necessary and important in many extreme child abuse situations, our dislike of the system arises from its overuse. Even with accidents, if a child is injured, the Arapahoe County Department of Social Services and the Arapahoe County Attorney file neglect cases against good parents. This intrusion into the lives of Colorado citizens is unwarranted and a waste of precious tax dollars.

Mandatory Reporters for Child Abuse and Sexual Touching in Denver - Counselors and Therapists

Mandatory-Reporters.jpgMandatory Reporters: Counselors in Adams County and Therapists in Jefferson County

Colorado has a law which makes many licensed professionals Mandatory Reporters in Lakewood, Arvada, Golden and all of Jefferson County. This means that if you tell them anything which might mean a child was touched sexually or was in any way abused (even by an accident), they will turn you in to police and Social Services (DHS). Whether it is Child Abuse or not, your family will be impacted severely. Surprisingly, you could be charged with a felony or misdemeanor crime.

Cruelty to Animals and Child Abuse Lawyer: Pets and Kids Enjoying Life Sometimes Get Hurt in Accidents

Child-Animal-Abuse.jpgChild Abuse, Animal Abuse - Common Themes for Denver Defense Attorneys

In the summer, we see many cases of Animal Cruelty and Child Abuse related to leaving pets and children in cars. The child or cat or dog does not have to actually be injured. It is enough that the decision to leave them alone in a car or yard with the hot weather occurred. In other cases, the child or pet falls, steps on a sharp object or leaves a fenced in area.

Child Abuse - Harm Involving a Kid Under Eighteen - Criminal Defense Attorney

Child-Abuse-Lawyer.jpgChild Abuse is Easy to Allege in Denver

Everyone should understand just how easy it is to be accused of Child Abuse. You don't need to injury your child or purposely cause them harm. From accidents to negligent conduct, grieving parents are often charged with Child Abuse. Let's study this problem further in the blog below.

Colorado's Mandatory Reporters, C.R.S. 19-3-304

Did you know that certain persons listed in a Colorado statute are required to report any suspected child abuse to police or the Department of Human Services? This law, listed a C.R.S. 19-3-304, is a windfall for police and social services, but a huge loss for the privacy and health of men, women and kids across our state. Seeking to charge more men and women in Denver and Jefferson County with Child Abuse, C.R.S. 1818-6-401, Colorado's lawmakers have forgotten about the very people they are supposed to protect: children.

Clergy as Child Abuse Mandatory Reporters in Colorado?

A common misconception is that pastors, priests, rabbi and other clergy are mandatory reporters of child abuse (including sexual abuse) in Denver, Jefferson and Adams County, and across the state of Colorado. Let's look specifically to the law from C.R.S. 19-3-304. While "clergy member" is on the list of mandated reporters, immediately below their listing is the following:

Dependency and Neglect & Social Services' CYA Policy

Let me cast political correctness aside and maybe burn a bridge or two.  After 22 years of working with Dependency and Neglect cases in Arapahoe, Adams and Jefferson County, I continue to have one principle ingrained in me over and over: Social Services (now called Human Services to improve their image) is NOT most concerned about your children.

Child Abuse & Assault by Pepper Spray, C.R.S. 18-6-401

Colorado Springs police were recently searching for a man who is accused of assaulting (C.R.S. 18-3-204) a group of children who were bullying his son. The man allegedly sprayed four juveniles with pepper spray, yelled obscenities at them, and chastised them for assaulting his 8 year-old son. While it is unclear at this time whether the El Paso County District Attorney will be pursuing charges against this man, it is likely he will be charged with Assault and Child Abuse (C.R.S. 18-6-401).

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  • Sexual Assault and Rape charges related to divorce. Acquittal from jury trial. Weld County, Greeley, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Possession of Child Pornography. Acquittal from jury trial. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Arson of Nursing Home. Dismissed by Court on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Felony Drug Distribution. Acquittal from jury trial. Boulder County, Boulder, Colorado.
  • Rape and Sexual Assault charges involving divorce and child custody. Acquittal from jury trial. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Burglary and Felony Theft. Dismissed by District Attorney. Arapahoe County, Englewood, Colorado.
  • Theft of Drugs by Nurse. Dismissed by District Attorney. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Position of Trust. Acquittal from Jury Trial. Adams County, Brighton, Colorado.
  • Domestic Violence. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Violation of Restraining Order. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock.

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