If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges involving allegations of child abuse or neglect, contact Parsanj Law Group for experienced advice about your situation and aggressive defense of any criminal charges that may arise. It’s always best to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney before making any decisions about your case.
Child abuse or neglect accusations are often lodged against child care professionals, such as teachers, day care workers, foster parents, and babysitters. Often, accusations of abuse arise against the live-in boyfriends of unmarried mothers. Most serious child abuse charges can result in the limitation or even termination of parental rights. A conviction at the criminal level or an adverse ruling will often result in termination of the rights of the accused to operate or work at a daycare facility or to work with children in the school system.
Types of Child Abuse Accusations
Under the California Penal Code, any deliberate action that causes a child to suffer harm is considered to be the defining characteristic of child abuse. Abuse is generally sourced from 3 types of action:
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual assault
- Physical violence
The emotional abuse of a child includes bullying, asserting control, embarrassing the child, calling him or her names, threats of assault or desertion, or neglecting the child entirely.
Sexual assault can include rape, incest, sexual contact of any kind, showing pornographic videos, and other lascivious acts
Physical violence is the willful infliction of harsh treatment of the child’s body and can include punching, slapping, shaking, pushing, choking, and hair pulling.
The Subjectivity of Child Abuse Accusations
Child abuse investigations are not always objective or thorough. It is not uncommon that a child may tell the investigator what he or she thinks the investigator wants to hear to be good. Young children’s statements are easily interpreted incorrectly or manipulated. The child’s existing behavioral or emotional problems can also result in false accusations or manipulation of the investigator’s sympathy.
You will need an experienced attorney who can help you craft your best defense.
How Can a Child Abuse Criminal Defense Attorney Help?
Parsanj Law Group has an understanding of the Child Protective Services and child welfare investigative process that will give an advantage to defending and defeating criminal child abuse charges. If you have been accused of child abuse, contact Parsanj Law Group today by calling (818) 273-1360.