Connecticut Child Abuse Defense Lawyer

Crimes Against Children, Risk of Injury to a Minor, and Possession and/or Distribution of Child Pornography Charges

State and Federal law enforcement authorities take a hard stance on criminal cases involving crimes against children, such as child abuse, child sexual assault, child pornography and Risk of Injury to Minors. At Woolf Law Firm, LLC, we have more than 20 years of experience protecting the rights and interests of clients facing serious criminal charges. Contact our Hartford, Connecticut, law firm for a free initial consultation to discuss your case and your rights with an Experienced Attorneys.

Risk of Injury to a Minor

The charge of Risk of Injury to a Minor is extremely broad. It is often added as a separate charge to another offense for which you are charged due to its all-encompassing nature.

At any time that your alleged conduct is seen as impairing or endangering the health, welfare, morals, physical or mental safety of a child under the age of 16, you will be charged with Risk of Injury to a Minor.

The mere physical presence of a child under the age of 16 at or near a location at which another crime is alleged to take place, will almost certainly lead to the additional charge of Risk of Injury to a Minor. Therefore, it is possible for individuals to be charged with Risk of Injury to a Minor, even when the alleged crime was not intended against a child. Examples of cases which may lead to an additional charge for Risk of Injury to a Minor include:

  • Domestic disputes when a child is present in the room or the household (or child abuse)
  • Drunk driving when a child is present in the vehicle/drunk driving accident in which a minor is in the vehicle struck
  • Possession of drugs in the home/vehicle when a minor is present in the home/vehicle
  • Sexual Assault or attempted sexual assault on a minor
  • Any other criminal activity when a minor is present (if it is alleged that the minor's health, welfare, morals or safety are compromised)

Crimes against Children

Our law firm is experienced handling cases involving crimes against children on a state and federal level. We comprehend the serious and sensitive nature of these cases. In addition to handling criminal cases involving Risk of Injury to a Minor, we are also skilled defending clients charged for other child-related crimes, such as:

  • Child abuse/assault
  • Child sexual assault/child sexual abuse/child molestation
  • Possession or distribution of child pornography
  • Internet solicitation of a minor for actual sexual contact and/or gratification
  • Other crimes involving children

Child Pornography

Related possession and/or distribution of child pornography crimes usually occur if an individual is arrested for matters such as Risk of Injury to a minor, sexual assault, internet solicitation or other crimes involving a minor, in which a computer is seized as potential evidence. When reviewing the evidence, specially trained investigators are capable of recovering material on the computer's hard drive - even when an individual believed that the materials has been completely deleted or erased.

Many companies today also closely monitor their employees' use of company computers. Any misuse or unauthorized use of a computer by an employee can lead not only to termination, but also in many instances, to the reporting of the misuse to law enforcement authorities, which can also lead to an examination of the computer's hard drive and to charges for child pornography or other crimes.

Contact a Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested for a crime involving children, such as child sexual abuse, child pornography or Risk of Injury to a Minor, it is critical to have an experienced criminal law Attorney advocating for your interests. Contact Attorney Brian J. Woolf for a free initial consultation.

We also offer evening and weekend consultations and offer both Flat Fee and Hourly Rate/Retainer plans. We accept all major credit cards - MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.

We are available by appointment during evening and weekend hours, if necessary.
(860) 290-8690 or (800) 923-0557 (Toll-Free)
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East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone: 860-290-8690
Toll Free: 800-923-0557
Fax: 860-290-8697
We are available by appointment during evening and weekend hours, if necessary.

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