Crimes Involving Children in Utah

Sensitive defense for child abuse and custody violations

Any crime that involves children is serious, not only in the eyes of the law but also in the eyes of the public.  A defense against these types of accusations understandably presents unique challenges, especially when children make the accusations. It takes a measured and nuanced approach by an attorney. Our team at Intermountain Legal has participated in thousands of criminal cases — including many involving children — on both sides of the process. We have the practical experience and legal knowledge necessary to steer these difficult cases to a favorable conclusion.

Common crimes involving children

While crimes involving children in Utah carry different penalties, every crime involving children tends to evoke people’s deepest protective instincts. These crimes include:

  • Child Abuse — Covering both abandonment and the infliction of physical injury, child abuse in Utah is a serious charge that should be addressed by an experienced criminal attorney.
  • Custodial Interference — Utah law imposes criminal penalties against parents who are flouting court-ordered custody or visitation, known as custodial interference.
  • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor — Contributing to the delinquency of a minor under Utah law is a broad criminal charge that can include numerous types of conduct. Nevertheless, it is a serious charge that should be treated accordingly.

All too frequently, these types of accusations can arise during domestic disputes, bad luck or simple misunderstanding. But the accusation alone can be devastating to a person’s reputation. And conviction can carry very serious legal penalties. Our Salt Lake City legal team understands the unique and sensitive aspects of these types of cases and strive to be attentive to our clients’ concerns. But we are also prepared to fight in court should it be necessary to protect their rights.

Call our Salt Lake City firm for a free consultation about child-related criminal charges

The team at Intermountain Legal has first-hand knowledge of the processes and procedures prosecutors use in handling child crimes. We use this knowledge to our clients’ advantage in defending them against child abuse and contributing to delinquency allegations. We know the law and we know the process. Call our office today at 801-990-4200 or contact us online to begin taking control of your legal troubles.

Intermountain Legal is located in Salt Lake City, UT and serves clients throughout all of Northern and Central Utah including Salt Lake City, Midvale, Sandy, West Jordan, North Salt Lake, Bountiful, South Jordan, Clearfield, Woods Cross, Draper, Farmington, Centerville, Layton, Ogden, Lehi, Provo, Orem, Park City and the counties of Davis, Salt Lake, Weber, Utah, Tooele and Summit.

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