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Denver Child Abuse Lawyer | Don’t Open Your Christmas Presents Early

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Dec 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Causing injury to a child or putting a child in danger of sustaining injury is charged as Child Abuse in Denver, Arapahoe, and Douglas County, Colorado. A man was recently charged with Child Abuse after punishing his girlfriend's son for opening his Christmas presents early. The boy's mother had come home to learn that her son had been sent to bed early as punishment. When she went to check on him, she found bruises on his body, including a handprint on his face. The police were called and the boyfriend was arrested for Child Abuse.

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Douglas County Child Abuse Attorney: Definition of Child Abuse in Arapahoe County

The Arapahoe and Douglas County, Colorado law definition of Child Abuse – C.R.S. 18-6-401 – is:

“A person commits child abuse if such person causes an injury to a child's life or health, or permits a child to be unreasonably placed in a situation that poses a threat of injury to the child's life or health, or engages in a continued pattern of conduct that results in malnourishment, lack of proper medical care, cruel punishment, mistreatment, or an accumulation of injuries that ultimately results in the death of a child or serious bodily injury to a child.”

Child Abuse Sentence for Opening Presents in Adams and Jefferson County, Colorado

Child Abuse can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony in Jefferson and Adams County, depending on the intent and severity of injuries sustained:

Child Abuse Crime Classifications and Charges

When a person acts knowingly or recklessly and the child abuse results in death to the child Class 2 felony Child Abuse When a person acts with criminal negligence and the child abuse results in death to the child Class 3 felony Child Abuse When the person acts knowingly or recklessly and the child abuse results in serious bodily injury Class 4 felony Child Abuse When the person acts knowingly or recklessly and the child abuse results in an injury other than serious bodily injury Class 1 misdemeanor Child Abuse When the person acts with criminal negligence and the child abuse results in any injury other than serious bodily injury Class 2 misdemeanor Child Abuse When the person acts knowingly or recklessly and no injury results Class 2 misdemeanor Child Abuse When the person acts with criminal negligence and no injury results Class 3 misdemeanor Child Abuse

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If you or a loved one has been charged with Child Abuse, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation

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