Colorado Attorney defending Offenses Involving Minors
Few things are worse than being accused of abuse or a sex crime against a child. Because of the serious and volatile nature of these crimes which include child abuse, sexual exploitation or harboring of a minor child the District Attorney will be very aggressive with their investigations and charges. Law enforcement will be looking for evidence to corroborate the accusations brought by the victim and victim’s family. Other government agencies may be involved in investigation and monitoring family behaviors and environments.
Child abuse by a family member, a person in a position of trust or a complete stranger causing injury or death of a child is devastating for all parties involved. Police intervene quickly to protect the child and establish a criminal case against you. If you are the alleged perpetrator, expect a full investigation by law enforcement, the prosecutor and possibly outside agencies. A Restraining Order may be filed against you preventing any contact with your child or children under 18. Your child or children may be removed from your home and placed in protective services or with family members during the investigation and legal process.
Philip M. Smith • Attorney At Law • Denver, Colorado
Child Abuse • Sex Offenses Involving Minors
Free Consultations • (303) 333-8900 • E-mail
Possible justification for arrests and criminal charges for Child Abuse are:
- Abuse resulting in bodily injury or death
- Abuse involving Domestic Violence resulting in injury, neglect or death
- Exposure to illegal drugs and controlled substances
- Criminal negligence resulting in injury or death
- Pattern of conduct resulting in injury or death
- Failure to provide medical care resulting in injury or death
- Being placed in situation posing a threat of injury to life or health
- Unreasonable confinement or isolation
- Harboring a minor child
Possible justification for arrests and criminal charges for inappropriate Sexual Abuse are:
- Unlawful Sexual Contact
- Sexual Assault on a Child
- Sexual Assault on a Child by one in a position of trust
- Internet Exploitation of a Child
- Indecent Exposure
- Internet Luring of a Child
- Internet Solicitation
Philip M. Smith has over 32 years of legal experience
as a private criminal defense attorney,
as a former judge and district attorney,
practicing in all areas of criminal defense law including
Crimes Against Persons.
How I Can Help YOU
First, DO NOT make any statements to law enforcement or any other child service agency and DO NOT make a confession with the expectation of leniency. Call me first.
I have successfully handled thousands of criminal cases including child abuse, neglect and inappropriate sexual behaviors. After you have been contacted by the authorities, as your attorney, I will contact the police in your behalf. I will review with you the events as you know them, circumstances surrounding your arrest, all of the evidence, and witness statements. I will utilize private investigators and forensic examiners to investigate the charges. We must explore every possible weakness in their case. Prosecutors will look at the intent of your actions and impose the strongest criminal charges against you.
Call my office today for a free confidential consultation
Attorney Philip M. Smith
If the evidence does not support the arrest, as your criminal defense lawyer, I will aggressively negotiate with the prosecutor to dismiss the case, pursue a Deferred Judgment or seek the Diversion program. I will provide competent and effective defense regardless if this matter results in a plea bargain or goes to trial.
As with all criminal allegations it is important to obtain as much information about the incident as quickly as possible. Every person and every case is unique. Developing a effective strategy in defending against child abuse and sex offenses is critical. I analyze my client’s situation and create an individualized defense strategy to achieve the most favorable disposition in a case.
The frustration and humiliation of being accused of child abuse or a sex crime involving a minor child is understandable. You can be assured you will be not be judged but treated with the utmost courtesy and confidentiality in my law firm.
Impact of a Charge and Conviction
Sentencing on sex crimes varies but can be 2 years to life in prison and as much as lifetime probation for Class 4 felonies and greater. Class 5 felonies down to Class 3 misdemeanors are determinant and sentencing schedules vary for that level of offense. If convicted, you must register on the Colorado Sex Registry with time periods determined by the severity of the charge.
Contact My Law Office
If you need a criminal defense lawyer to fight a Colorado Sex Offense against a minor child criminal charge, or if you have questions about criminal charges and sentencing, I encourage you to contact me, Sex Offense Attorney Philip M. Smith, 303-333-8900 today for a free and confidential initial consultation.