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Greeley Child Abuse Defense Lawyer

Being wrongfully accused of child abuse is one of the most devastating moments someone can face. A Greeley child abuse defense attorney at McAdams Law Office will stand by your side as we have done for many people over the last 20 years.

Our firm has the legal resources to investigate the facts on your behalf and is ready to tell your side of the story at every hearing, all the way to trial.

Learn more about how we can help. Get a Free Consultation now by calling (970) 353-0000. You are welcome to message us directly and confidently about your case here.

McAdams Law Office Defends People Accused of Child Abuse in Colorado

In Colorado, people can be charged with child abuse if they knowingly or recklessly put a child in a position where the child is endangered. The child does not have to be physically harmed for a person to be charged with child abuse. If spouses are arguing and the fight escalates into violence, and the child is watching, or within hearing distance of the fight, the spouse can be arrested on charges of child abuse.

Our Greeley child abuse lawyer will defend your charges under CRS § 18-6-401 if you are accused of:

  • Causing physical injury to a child
  • Conduct resulting in bodily injury or death
  • Driving under intoxication while a child is in the car
  • Engaging in excessive, cruel, or demeaning physical discipline
  • Failing to get proper medical attention for a child
  • Leaving a child unsupervised in a dangerous situation
  • Putting the child in a situation that threatens their physical health
  • Other forms of alleged child abuse

Charges of child abuse can have a significant negative impact on every aspect of your life, including the potential loss of your ability to see your children, the loss of your job, and the loss of your freedom. Retaining an experienced Greeley child abuse lawyer with a successful track record can play a significant role in your case’s outcome, and peace of mind as the criminal justice system goes through.

Child Abuse Charges Are Defensible

Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is challenging when facing child abuse charges. These cases are sensitive and can invite scrutiny into your private life and tarnish your reputation. If you stand accused of child abuse, you do not have to accept your charges without a fight.

Instead, hire our child abuse defense attorneys in Greeley to help you mount one of several possible defenses, including:

Possible Defense 1. False Allegations

False allegations can and do happen. If your ex or their family members decide to misrepresent your behavior, our legal team will step in and protect your rights. We will look for inconsistencies in their story and present our findings, backed by evidence, at the right time.

Possible Defense 2. Does Not Meet the Legal Definition of Child Abuse

Child abuse, under law, must meet a precise legal definition. For example, your child falling during the ordinary course of roughhousing and getting a bruise is a far cry from child abuse. Our Greeley child abuse defense lawyer will set the record straight.

Possible Defense 3. Parental Rights

You have the right to discipline your child. As long as you are parenting your child within the confines of the law, you should not face child abuse charges. Work with McAdams Law Office to tell your side of the story.

A Greeley, CO Child Abuse Conviction Results in Severe Consequences

If you or a loved one were arrested for child abuse, police charged the crime as a felony or misdemeanor. The crime grading depends upon the case’s facts, such as the severity of the case and past criminal convictions.

The Greeley child abuse defense attorney at McAdams Law Office will defend accused parties against the following penalties on the line:

  • Class three misdemeanor: Up to 12 months in jail
  • Class two misdemeanor: Up to 18 months in jail
  • Class one misdemeanor: Up to two years in jail
  • Felony: Up to life imprisonment

Child abuse charges are considered among the most serious crimes. They carry severe consequences that can affect the rest of your life, even after paying fines and serving a jail sentence. Ensure you mount a legal defense that sets the record straight with a Greeley child abuse defense lawyer

Former Prosecutor Helps You Navigate Through The Criminal Justice System

Criminal defense attorney William (Bill) T. McAdams is here to help you navigate the criminal justice system. As a former prosecutor turned Greeley child abuse lawyer, Mr. McAdams spent much of his time handling criminal prosecutions.

We understand the general prosecutorial mindset and attitude toward these cases and uses this information to leverage the best possible defense he can for people like you.

In some cases, child abuse or endangerment charges can be used as a strategy in a divorce in which one of the parents wants to keep the other parent from having custody or visitation rights. The parent may seek to convince a young child that the abuse occurred.

McAdams Law Office represents clients accused of child abuse in cases like these, which can involve memories that have been planted into the suggestible heads of very young children by a parent or other trusted adult. Whether you have been charged with child abuse, sex abuse, or any additional criminal charge, our Greeley child abuse lawyer has the skill, knowledge, and ability to protect your rights at every stage of your case.

Learn How We Can Protect Your Rights Starting Now

If you have been accused of child abuse, learn how the legal team at McAdams Law Office can help defend you. Call (970) 353-0000 for a Free Consultation. We are also available via our contact form.

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