Child Abuse & Neglect


If you have been accused of or charged with child abuse or child neglect in Colorado, you need to contact experienced child abuse lawyer Dana Casper immediately. Accusations of child abuse or child neglect can be incredibly upsetting, and Dana Casper is here to help you and your loved ones through this difficult period.

Once accused of child abuse or child neglect, you may suffer tremendous emotional stress. You may be forcibly separated from your child, questioned by social services, and treated with disdain by your child’s teachers or other parents, not to mention the threat of serious jail time. Since child abuse charges can stem from misunderstandings and miscommunication caused by intense emotional reactions, it is vital that you are not penalized simply for misunderstanding the law. In Colorado, child abuse or neglect runs the gamut from a child being present while you allegedly committed another crime, leaving your child in the car unattended, to something truly terrible. During bitter custody battles following a divorce, some parents may even simply fabricate accusations regarding their spouse. For all these reasons and more, it is absolutely vital that you have a professional child abuse and child neglect lawyer like Dana Casper on your side.

Child abuse comes in three forms:

Physical Abuse: Any case in which a child exhibits evidence of physical abuse or death, and such condition or death is not justifiably explained, the history concerning such condition differs from the degree or type of such condition or death, or the circumstances indicate that such condition or death may not be the product of an accidental occurrence.

Sexual Abuse: Any case in which a child is subjected to unlawful sexual behavior, including sexual assault or molestation, incest, sexual exploitation, prostituting of children, internet sexual exploitation of children, internet luring of children, and the promotion of obscenity to a minor.

Emotional Abuse: Any case in which a child is subjected to emotion abuse, defined as an identifiable and substantial impairment of the child’s intellectual or psychological functioning or development or a substantial risk of impairment of the child’s intellectual or psychological functioning or development.

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If you have been accused of child abuse or child neglect in Colorado, you need to contact child abuse attorney Dana Casper at 303 – 333 – 2276.