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Child abuse accusations can devastate an entire family. Because much of the evidence used in child abuse cases is intangible or tenuous, those who have been accused are vulnerable to false or exaggerated charges. For this and various other reasons, it is important that the accused seek the legal counsel of a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who can help to mitigate or clear the charges.
If you face child abuse charges, please contact us today for a FREE consultation with a qualified and effective criminal defense attorney who can help you maximize your legal rights and options.
Almost any type of mistreatment of a child can be considered child abuse. However, child abuse is generally defined as any act by a parent or caretaker against a child that result in physical injury, emotional harm, or exploitation. Child abuse can also include the failure to prevent harm from befalling a child. There are four types of child abuse:
The penalties and consequences of a child abuse conviction depend on a number of factors including prior convictions, the severity of the alleged child abuse, and the number of claimed instances of abuse. Common penalties include: