We all know raising children isn't easy. For one mother, the difficulty of raising one of her children led to criminal charges. According to the news, the mother allegedly left her 8-year-old son at a local hospital. She left him with a note that said “This kid is rude and ungovernable! I do not want him in my house at all!” The woman believed it was okay to drop him off at the hospital and that police would understand she was feeling overwhelmed caring for her four children. The boy also had a small bruise on his arm, allegedly from his mother hitting him on the arm with a spoon. In Denver, Baca County and every other county across Colorado, the woman would be charged with Child Abuse, C.R.S. 18-6-401. If you've been accused or charged with Child Abuse in Colorado, contact a Child Abuse lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office today.
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Definition of Child Abuse in Arapahoe County, Colorado
Child Abuse is charged in Arapahoe County, Adams County and across Colorado in many ways, either as a misdemeanor or felony. One way it can be charged is whenever a person causes an injury to a child's life or health, 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 conduct that results in malnourishment, lack of proper medical care, cruel punishment, or an accumulation of injuries that resultsChild Abuse can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony in Colorado. in death or serious bodily injury to a child. For an act of child abuse when a person acts knowingly or recklessly (and no death or injury results), it is a class 2 misdemeanor. For dropping the child off at the hospital, the mother could be charged with class 2 misdemeanor Child Abuse for knowingly putting her child at risk of injury. Further, if the mother caused bruising to her child's arm by hitting him with a spoon, she could also be charged with class 1 misdemeanor Child Abuse for acting with criminal negligence and causing injury other than serious bodily injury to the child.If you've been charged with Child Abuse, contact our Child Abuse attorneys today!
Charged with Child Abuse? Why You Need a Douglas County Child Abuse Lawyer
If you've been charged or accused of Child Abuse in Highlands Ranch, Douglas County or anywhere else in Colorado, you need to speak with a criminal defense attorney immediately. In some cases, police report suspicions of child abuse to Social Services, or Department of Human Services (known as Dependency and Neglect cases). As a result, families can be torn apart when children are taken from their homes and away from family members. Both Dependency and Neglect cases (D & N) and Child Abuse cases can result in devastating consequences for you and your family. That's why you should always consult a Child Abuse lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you involve an experienced lawyer in your case, the better.
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If you or a loved one is facing Child Abuse charges in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact a Child Abuse lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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