Riverside Child Abuse Lawyer
Defending Against Allegations of Child Abuse
Any crime involving a child is considered a serious offense. The prosecution will tenaciously pursue a conviction, even if the individual who reported the alleged crime changes their mind. Charges of child abuse often originate in custody matters when a parent attempts to influence the outcome of the case. A child abuse accusation can have a disastrous impact at a custody hearing and could result in the loss of custody rights and visitation privileges.
If you have been charged with child abuse, contact a Riverside attorney at once for skilled legal advice. A competent lawyer can help prepare an aggressive defense and will protect your constitutional rights.
Types of Conduct Considered Child Abuse
Child abuse crimes include physical abuse, emotional abuse, mental abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. A case involving physical abuse can include hitting, pushing, burning, choking, shaking, and striking a child. Sexual abuse is any form of sexual contact with a child, as well as sexual exploitation and indecent exposure. Emotional and mental abuse includes berating or humiliating a child. The neglect of a child includes failing to provide for a child's needs, such as medical needs, as well as food and shelter.
A conviction in any kind of child abuse case can carry harsh penalties, including:
- Jail time
- Mandatory counseling
- Sex offender registration in cases involving sexual abuse
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If you have been charged with child abuse, you will need skilled legal representation. Law Offices of Grech & Packer is a capable criminal defense firm that has effectively helped many clients charged with this crime. We are recognized nationally as preeminent in the field of criminal law, and our founding attorney is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist. Our firm is adept at building an aggressive defense against any form of domestic violence charge, including child abuse. We know the emotional aspects of these cases and can confidently represent you in court.
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