The dedicated team at the Law Office of Kevin Cahill has the experience and skill necessary to get the results our clients need. For over a decade, we have vigorously defended individuals against child abuse charges in all manner of circumstances to achieve the most optimal outcomes for our clients.
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At the Law Office of Kevin Cahill, our defense team works hard to counter the state’s efforts to imprison and fine our clients and frequently wins acquittals, charge reductions, and outright case dismissals. Don’t hesitate to call and find out what we can do for your case.
It’s vital to learn what options you have to fight the charges against you. For a free consultation with a seasoned Denver child abuse defense lawyer, reach out to the Law Office of Kevin Cahill at 720-548-2990.
The state can potentially bring child abuse charges for various acts or omissions that threaten the health and well-being of a child. Generally speaking, these acts and omissions fit into one of a few different categories of abuse.
When an adult physically injures a child intentionally, that adult has, in most cases, committed child abuse. However, many supposed instances of child abuse based on physical injury actually involve accidental injury.
Aggressive policing and prosecutions sometimes overlook important details that may explain a child’s injury as being something other than abuse.
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Child endangerment occurs when an individual puts or permits a child to be in a situation that may cause the child harm or death. For example, a parent who lets their five-year-old child drive the family tractor could be endangering that child’s welfare. Equally culpable may be a high school swim coach who pressures injured students to continue swimming to their detriment.
Often, however, the situation is not as cut and dried, but this does not prevent the state from filing charges. In cases such as these, defendants need a law firm that knows how to fight suspicions backed by zero evidence.
Abuse charges based on neglect involve a child’s basic needs, including:
These charges may be brought against parents or other adults tasked with providing these basic needs.
Throughout the course of a child’s life, various adults take varying degrees of legal care of the child, including:
Adults occupying these and other roles often face child neglect allegations for alleged failures that possibly lead to the injury of a child. Upon closer examination, however, many of these cases involve unfortunate mistakes that anyone could make and are thus not criminal.
Colorado has a robust child abuse reporting statute requiring mandatory reporters to report incidences of child abuse or neglect or face criminal consequences. These mandatory reporters are typically professionals in positions in society that have regular contact with children. Many are qualified to identify the signs of abuse or neglect in children. However, many are not, and mistaken cases of child abuse are regularly reported in Denver and throughout the state.
The following are considered mandatory reporters in Colorado:
Mandatory reporters fulfill their duty by making an oral report to child protective services when they reasonably believe that child abuse is afoot. But at times, mandatory reporters may improperly conclude that abuse or neglect has occurred when it has not and make a report. When this occurs, the suspected abuser will be contacted by the state.
If you have been arrested or charged with child abuse in Denver, you are strongly advised to act quickly. Contact the Law Office of Kevin Cahill at 720-548-2990 for an effective defense against your charges today.
Take a look at some of the most common questions our office receives relating to child abuse charges. Feel free to call to get more answers to your questions from an experienced lawyer for child abuse.
The cost of a child abuse defense attorney varies depending on certain factors, including:
Depending on the circumstances of a particular case, the child abuse defense attorney may charge a flat rate or choose an hourly billing method.
At the Law Office of Kevin Cahill, we offer competitive pricing for defenses against child abuse charges. We also have free consultations for potential clients, making it easy for you to come in and get a case review with a seasoned lawyer for child abuse.
A statute of limitations in the context of criminal cases is a window of time in which the state may prosecute an individual for a crime. For cases of child abuse charged as a misdemeanor, the prosecution has 18 months to file charges, which stops the statute of limitations from running. For child abuse cases charged as felonies, the statute of limitations is three years.
For cases of child sexual abuse, there is no statute of limitations. In other words, the state can prosecute an offender 20, 30, or more years after the alleged incident took place. Although this lack of a statute of limitations allows more victims to seek justice, it may also lead to unjustified prosecutions. Defendants in cases such as these need a formidable, robust defense from an experienced lawyer for child abuse.
A child abuse conviction can lead to time in jail or prison, depending on whether the charge is a misdemeanor or a felony. If a misdemeanor, the defendant is looking at up to 364 days in jail. Felony convictions result in 2 to 16 years in prison. Defendants also face potential fines that top out at $750,000, depending on the seriousness of the child’s injury.
Child abuse charges or a conviction can forever change your life. With the services of an experienced Denver child abuse defense lawyer, you can fight these charges, potentially getting them reduced, dismissed, or dropped altogether.
The Law Office of Kevin Cahill is ready to fight for you. If you have a child abuse charge hanging over your head, let one of Denver’s top criminal defense lawyers review your case. Call 720-548-2990 to schedule a free consultation today. Call Now
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