Child Abuse | Sharifi & Baron

Child Abuse Attorneys

"Thank you for considering our firm for your child abuse case. Our team of attorneys are experienced and aggressive with a track record of success. Most of our attorneys are former prosecutors and have knowledge of Utah's Courts and child abuse laws inside and out. We have a long history of wins for these types of cases, and it is our desire to make sure you have the best defense possible."
-S. Yossof Sharifi
Founding Partner, Sharifi & Baron PLLC


Child Abuse Laws

Child abuse attorneys in this state tend to have a jaded view of how these crimes are handled in our Courts. The child abuse statutes (the codes handling the laws governing child abuse cases) are so broad that a parent simply trying to discipline their child may face child abuse charges as serious as felonies. The Department of Child and Family Services may also get involved and the parent may actually be at risk of losing their children for nothing more than a spanking.

In practice, child abuse cases are extremely serious. The government prosecutors see these offenses as cases they are unwilling to make good deals on and many of these simply have to go to trial. A good child abuse attorney is absolutely necessary to secure a favorable outcome.

Utah has some of the strictest laws in the nation relating to child abuse. Don't trust just any law firm to handle your case. You need a firm that is experienced, aggressive, and has a track record of success in child abuse cases. We are that firm.


Our Firm

The attorneys at Sharifi & Baron have the experience and dedication to fight hard for their clients accused of a crime. People accused of crimes often feel alone and frightened.

Unfortunately, many attorneys will take your money and not fight for you. They will help you plead guilty to cases you may be able to win, not return phone calls, and leave you in the dark.

We feel this type of representation is a tragedy. Many clients come to criminal defense lawyers on the worst days of their life, and to have their attorneys take advantage of them is despicable. Don't let that happen to you. As former prosecutors, we know how to fight hard and win for you.


Recent Criminal Defense Victories

-Our client was facing several counts of assault and domestic violence in the presence of a child. The District Attorney's Office was going forward without the victim, our client's wife, and was making a technical argument that prior inconsistent statements of our client's should be admitted. We did not believe the the DA's Office understood the full meaning of this complex area of hearsay law and requested a hearing with the judge in which to argue against their position. The judge agreed with us that the statements were inadmissible, and the entire case against our client was dismissed.

Our client was charged with a first degree felony drug distribution charge, carrying a penalty of life in prison. Through a deep investigation in which it was discovered that a confidential informant had made recordings of dealings with our client without her knowledge, we learned the basis of the government's case. Our investigation also turned up that the informant was a drug addict that was informing on his friends in exchange for money from the police department. Discovering the weakness of the government's main witness, something they did not wish to give us, we were able to negotiate a dismissal of our client's case in exchange for a fine and drug classes.

Our client was charged with several criminal charges, including theft, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Our client had given up hope of winning and told us she wanted to plead guilty, but we refused to let her. We had her perform a polygraph examination, which she passed, and used the results to have her case dismissed.

Our client was charged with a first degree felony drug distribution charge and was potentially facing life in prison. Through a proper and thorough investigation in which it was revealed a co-defendant may have been responsible for the actual distribution, his charge was reduced to a misdemeanor and he received a fine and probation with drug classes.



Former employment for our team includes the Salt Lake City Prosecutor's Office, the Utah Attorney General's Office, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Utah Legal Aid Society, giving us the courtroom experience to fight for our clients and attain favorable outcomes.

Ask any prospective attorney how many trials they have handled before hiring them. Many will answer that they have only handled a handful or none at all. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of jury and bench trials and won acquittals on sex cases, violent crimes, drug/alcohol cases, and even traffic cases. We are not afraid to go the extra mile for our clients.

Our firm has experience in all forms of criminal charges including:


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We serve all counties and cities in the state of Utah.