Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Colorado Child Abuse Laws

A person commits child abuse in Colorado when he or she harms a child under the age of 16 or places the child in a potentially harmful situation.

A vast majority of the criminal cases that arise in relation to child abuse, reckless endangerment (child endangerment), or neglect, begin with a call or report to the Colorado Department of Children and Family Services, also known as DCFS. Reports are taken on a case by case basis, and although every report is not prosecuted, the more serious reports [..]

What You Need to Know about Colorado’s Child Abuse Laws

If you have been accused of child abuse in Colorado, you face serious penalties and felonies that could impact where you can get a job, where you live in Colorado, and even your ability to practice fundamental rights.

You need to fight back with a strong defense to avoid a conviction, and the best place to start with your defense is to know what charges you are facing and what next steps you face. Below, we’re going to detail the law in Colorado and how it works.[..]

New Hope For Those Falsely Accused of Child Abuse

When a child who is not sick suddenly dies, there may be few people more traumatized than the parents and caregivers. Often, however, the parents or caregivers become the center of a criminal investigation into the cause of the child’s death. Public outrage is certain when the evidence suggests shaken baby syndrome.

If fingers are pointing at you because a child in your care died or suffered injuries because of SBS, you may be justifiably worried about your future. Whether you are the parent, stepparent, babysitter or other guardian, [..]