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Can you provide a few facts to put this into context? Just a couple of sentences.
I am charged with wrongs to minors.
That is a local ordinance and can mean a lot of different things. What exactly are you accused of doing? It usually seems to come up form leaving a child in a car when it is hot.
the child claims I flicked her in the nose causing a mark that remained for three days
The possible sentence for a wrong to minor charge in Denver is a possible jail sentence of up to 1 year and/or a fine of up to $999.00.
That is the maximum penalty, you could get anything under that or probation.
wow, that seems extreme, what if you have a completely clean record forever?
It doesn't change the possible penalties.
I see, that makes sense. do you know if the courts take that into consideration when sentencing or when applying the charges?
They take it into consideration when offering a plea or when doing the sentence.
thank you, XXXXX XXXXX less apprehensive. One last thing, is the child's word enough to convict if the defendant denies the occurrence?
Yes. A child's word is sufficient evidence to convict, although it is pretty easy to overcome with a good lawyer.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX been helpful.
I guess I need a good lawyer
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