In Utah, child abuse is a broad term that encompasses a number of potential crimes, including child abandonment and domestic violence in the presence of a child. According to Utah law, you can be charged with child abuse if you:
- Inflict upon a child serious physical injury or, having the care or custody of such child, causes or permits another to inflict serious physical injury upon a child.
- Inflict upon a child physical injury or, having the care or custody of such child, causes or permits another to inflict physical injury upon a child.
- Commit child abandonment, or encourages or causes another to commit child abandonment, or an enterprise that encourages, commands, or causes another to commit child abandonment.
Depending on the situation, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. Either way, if convicted, you will have to live with the stigma attached to a child abuser. It may be more difficult to find work or a good place to live, and you may lose privileges in your church to work with young people. Don’t let this happen to you.
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Our Brown Law team will handle your Utah child abuse case quietly and aggressively. Your Salt Lake child abuse lawyer is always here to help you 24/7. Call 801.685.9999 or 800.299.1016 today for your free consultation.