Crimes that have been committed against children are often thought of as some of the most serious and despicable offenses. As a result, the penalties that you may face if you are charged and convicted of one of these crimes are severe.
If you have been charged with one of these crimes, there’s no reason to give up hope. A charge does not always lead to a conviction, and Reisch Law Firm is here to help.
Child Abuse in Colorado
One of the most common crimes committed against children in Colorado is child abuse, which occurs when you harm a child under the age of 16. You can also be charged with child abuse if you put a child under the age of 16 in a potentially harmful situation, even if the child did not suffer any harm. Some examples of child abuse include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol with a child in the car
- Not providing the child with food, water, or other things he needs to survive
- Physically hurting the child
- Allowing a child to be in the same environment where drugs are being illegally manufactured
If you are convicted of child abuse, you can face jail time, fines, and other penalties. Some defendants who are convicted of child abuse may even face a life sentence in prison if the child was killed as a result of the abuse.
Sexual Crimes Involving Children
Many of the crimes against children are sexual in nature. Internet sexual exploitation of a child is committed when someone asks or encourages a minor to engage in a sex act or watch the predator engage in a sex act using a computer or other electronic medium. Procurement of a child for sexual exploitation is another crime involving a child, and occurs when someone is involved in making a child participate in child pornography or prostitution.
Making sexual contact with a child is also a crime if the child is under the age of 15 and you are at least four years older than him or her. If you are responsible for the child’s health, welfare, education, or supervision, you can be charged with the separate crime of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.
Prosecutors take sex crimes involving children very seriously and will aggressively fight to ensure you receive the maximum penalties possible. This is one of the many reasons why you need a skilled criminal defense attorney with a track record of success defending these cases.
Call Our Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys For Help
Many people who are facing charges for crimes involving children are being accused of a crime they did not commit. It’s imperative that you work with an attorney who will stop at nothing to defend your rights and fight to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. The consequences of having a criminal conviction on your record are far too great to let an inexperienced attorney handle your case. Call Reisch Law Firm at 303-291-0555 today to schedule a free consultation.