Providing Defense Counsel for Defendants Facing Crimes Against Children
Crimes against children are among the most heinous of all crimes — no other crime carries such a strong stigma. These accusations can happen to anyone who works closely with children — doctors, teachers, guidance counselors. Sometimes a horrible misunderstanding can occur. There are a fair number of false accusations.
If you are accused of crimes against children, it helps to have an experienced ally in The Viorst Law Offices, P.C. We will fight to protect your interests, rights and freedoms.
Assertive Prosecution In Sex Crimes Against Children Cases
Under Colorado law, sex crimes against children include:
- Sexual assault against a child, including specific offenses for adults who were in a position to gain the child’s trust or where a pattern of abuse has been established
- Child pornography, including production and distribution
- Soliciting contact with children over the Internet
- Statutory rape
- Other unlawful sexual contact with a child
Penalties for sexual crimes against children are almost always more severe than those for other crimes. If you are convicted of these crimes, you could face mandatory sex-offender registration, life on probation or life in prison. This is in addition to the possible loss of your job, your reputation and standing in the community, and possibly the loss of your own children.
Even if you are only being investigated for one of these crimes and have not yet been charged, it is important that you hire a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney immediately to begin the process of building reasonable doubt.
Defending Physical Child Abuse Or Neglect Charges
Accidents and misunderstandings as to the degree of physical contact required for “abuse” or “neglect” make these types of charges complicated to defend.
Attorney Viorst understands things aren’t always as they seem. He will build a strong defense against accusations that you neglected or physically harmed a child.
Colorado Child Hearsay Statute Protecting Allegations Of Child Abuse
Under Colorado law, witnesses to a child’s outcry of sexual or physical abuse, usually parents or health care providers, are able to testify as to what the child said.
This is considered a public policy exception to “hearsay” law, which would normally not allow evidence of what someone else said. The admissibility of this type of evidence makes accusations of child abuse even more difficult to combat. It is important that you retain an attorney with substantial experience in criminal trial defense to find ways to dispute the child’s accusations.
Contact Our Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer For Help
Attorney Anthony Viorst has experience in successfully fighting accusations of crimes against children. He will fight to protect your rights and freedoms by establishing reasonable doubt that you committed the crime of which you have been accused.
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