Attorneys Handling Misdemeanor Child Abuse Cases
Compared to most crimes, child abuse charges are treated as serious as it gets by police and prosecutors. Children are recognized as the ultimate victims since they have no voice outside the home or any way of fighting for their rights.
So as misdemeanor child abuse lawyers in Denver, it is not surprising for us to see district attorneys pounding the podium asking the judge to put our clients in jail. We are also not surprised if the judge instead takes our recommendation and skips jail altogether and just gives our clients some probation and parenting classes.
After all, defending misdemeanor child abuse charges is what we do. And if you are charged with mistreatment of a child in Littleton, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Aurora, or any other city and county in Colorado, you should call us to find out why we say we are some of the best child abuse defense lawyers in Colorado.
You Must Take These Charges Seriously
Most people hear the term misdemeanor and think “Oh good, it’s not a big deal since I avoided a felony charge”. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Misdemeanor child abuse charges in Colorado can ruin your career, force you outside of your own home, or split up your family and your marriage. They can also carry up to two years in county jail for each charge.
When I was a kid and I was really bad, I got the paddle on my bottom. If you so much as spank your child and leave the slightest mark, expect a knock on your door tomorrow when your school administrator calls the police.
If you caused the injury to your child “knowingly, or recklessly”, then it is a class 1 misdemeanor (M1) which is the most serious misdemeanor there is in Colorado. If you were “criminally negligent” then it can be charged as a class 2 misdemeanor and still carry up to one year in county jail.
Can the Judge Order Me Out of My Own Home?
In short, yes she can. And she can also put an ankle monitor on you, make you take drug and alcohol tests, stop you from smoking medical marijuana (even if you have a prescription and a license), and force you to stay away from seeing your own child for as long as she thinks is necessary. This is not a joke to the state, and you should take understand that it means business and it may be looking to make an example out of you.
With the atrocities that have happened in Colorado recently, from the Columbine High School shootings, to the Jessica Ridgeway horrors, to bullying and middle-school gang fights starting all over, Colorado law enforcement take protecting children very seriously and you should take your case as serious as possible.
Contact Us Today to Learn How We Can Help You
We are misdemeanor child abuse lawyers in Denver. We fight for our clients’ rights to be heard, and we go to trial or disposition in courthouses all over the state depending on what is best for our clients and their parenting rights.
At Shazam Kianpour & Associates, we have a proven track record of defending child abuse misdemeanors in Arapahoe, Adams, Boulder and all other counties in the state. Whether you are a parent accused by the police, or a day care provider accused by parents who likely hurt the child themselves, we will take the time to listen to you and educate you so that your rights are protected.
Let us teach you how to stand up for yourself and let us go to court with you and fight for you every step of the way. Email us using the form on this site, or just call us right away to schedule a free consultation at 720-407-2582. You have worked hard to get where you are today, and we will ensure that it isn’t all thrown away. Why us? Because when you need us, we are there for you.