California Child Abuse Attorney
Have You Been Charged With Child Abuse? Do Not Face This Charge Alone! Let WEBER LAW Help You Today!
In California, being charged with child abuse can mean losing your rights to your children, paying heavy fines, possible jail time, and destruction of your record. Being charged with a crime, especially one that involves children, can have detrimental effects on your life, your family may panic, your employer may fire you or put you on leave, and you may be obliged to have embarrassing discussions with friends, family, and coworkers regarding the circumstances around the charge. Do not fight these charges alone; let Weber Law help you today!
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California Child Abuse Charges and Penalties
What is Child Abuse?
Any person who willfully inflicts upon a child any cruel or inhuman corporal punishment, or an injury resulting in a traumatic condition, is guilty of child abuse.
Examples of child abuse include shaking a baby when it will not stop crying, withholding food for days as a punishment, intentionally breaking a child’s bone, letting a child eat or drink spoiled food, withholding medical care in some instances, burning a child as a punishment, locking them in a closet as a punishment, holding them under water as a punishment, locking them outside in inclement weather, suffocation, and head injuries.
As there are so many elements that can incorporate child abuse, it is important to have a legal counsel who knows and is comfortable working with all aspects of the crime.
What is the Penalty?
A person who is found guilty of child abuse can be imprisoned for up to six years, fined up to $6,000.00, or both. If it is the second conviction or more, the person can be imprisoned for an additional four years.
There are instances where probation can be granted, depending on the sentencing court; it is important to have legal counsel who is able to effectively advocate for you. If probation is granted, it must be for at least thirty-six months, and could also include stay away conditions from the victim, as well as could involve having to attend a child abuser’s treatment counseling program.
The sentence can vary, and it is important to have a legal counsel who is knowledgeable regarding a realistic sentence for the crime of child abuse. Do not fight for this on your own.
Even as a Defendant, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction. Do not try and fight these charges on your own; Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been accused of child abuse. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
What Should I Do If I Have Been Accused Of Child Abuse And How Can WEBER LAW Help You?
If you have been accused of child abuse, whether a felony or misdemeanor, let Weber Law help you today. It can be a stressful situation to have criminal charges pending; Weber Law will work for you. Your children could be placed in protective care while you have these pending charges, and your visitation with them could be suspended. Let Weber Law work to have your citation dismissed or dropped to a lower offense. If that is not possible, we will negotiate the best deal for you, which could include a shorter jail time, or no jail time, and a lesser fine.
There are potential defenses against the charge of child abuse, including things such as accidents, mistakes, or even not knowing the abuse was occurring. Weber Law will look at every aspect of your case, including surveillance footage (if available), eyewitness testimonies, and even your prior criminal record, if any. Let Weber Law build the best defense for you! A charge of child abuse on your record could, among other things, potentially hurt future job offers. Weber Law is experienced in defending these charges and getting our clients back to a life free of criminal charges with your children. It is never a good idea to face these charges without an attorney; the court room can be intimidating, and you need someone with experience on your side. Any blemish on your record can have detrimental effects on the rest of your life. Let Weber Law’s experienced attorneys fight for you in court. If you or someone you know has been accused of child abuse in the state of California, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
CA Penal Code § 273d. Corporal punishment or injury of child; felony; punishment; enhancement for prior conviction; conditions of probation
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