Crimes Against Children
Missouri cops, prosecutors, Juvenile Officers, and child welfare personnel give little leniency when crimes are committed against children. If it's your child, you could face not only criminal charges, but also civil, child abuse/neglect proceedings. Fines. Jail time. Child removal. Termination of parental rights. Each of these are potential consequences if you are convicted.
If you've been charged with committing crimes against a child, the stakes are high. Contact a criminal and juvenile defense attorney now! As a former Attorney for the Juvenile Officer, Mike Herrin can guide you through both the criminal and juvenile justice system. We represent those accused of, among other things:
Child Abuse or Neglect;
Endangering the Welfare of a Child;
Abduction, RSMo 565.156
Endangering 568.045, 050
Kidnapping, RSMo 565.115, 120, 130
*** "Special Victims" include various types of law enforcement officers and emergency service personnel; the elderly and other vulnerable persons; utility and highway workers; and public transit employees.