One of the most devastating things a parent can be accused of is abusing his or her child. These accusations often tear families apart and can lead to criminal charges. Parents who are accused of child abuse should seek out legal assistance right away because these charges are some of the most serious charges. Not only does the parent face criminal penalties, the parent might also lose custody of the child.
We know that you are probably angry, scared and very emotional. Learning that you are being accused of any type of child abuse is a horrible experience. You need to take action right away to combat the charges against you by presenting a vigorous defense. We can look into your case to determine the possible defense options you have.
In order to be considered child abuse, there are some basic points that must be met. The child’s health or welfare must have been harmed or have been in imminent danger of being harmed. The person who was allegedly abused must be a child under 18 years old. The person who allegedly abused the child must have been a person who was responsible for the child.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, there are several defense options that might be possible. Some of the possible options include that you have the right to discipline your child, an accident occurred or you weren’t the one who harmed the child. We can discuss the possible options for your case with you so that you can decide how you want to defend yourself against the accusations.