Long Beach Child Abuse Attorney

Child Abuse Charges: A Dangerous Legal Situation

If you are being charged with child abuse you are facing the loss of custody of your children, visitation rights, and a jail or prison term, treatment programs and other penalties. You absolutely need the most highly skilled Long Beach criminal defense attorney you can find if you are accused of this crime. At our firm, the Law Offices of Damone & Schroeder, we have nearly 40 years of combined experience in criminal defense. We will give your case the full focus of our legal team, and our concerns are strictly related to protecting you, your rights and your freedoms.

Penalties for Child Abuse Charges in Long Beach

Charges can be filed against any person who is accused causing any of the following situations:

  • A child who has suffered an intentional physical injury;
  • A child who has been subjected to willful cruelty;
  • A child who has been subjected to unjustifiable punishment;
  • A child who has been sexually abused;
  • A child who has been neglected, and not provided with adequate food, clothing, shelter, medical care or supervision.

Child abuse is a form of domestic violence and could be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony. A misdemeanor child endangerment charge lead to penalties including up to 1 year in prison, a fine of $1000 as well as probation, a restraining order and mandated treatment programs. Several years ago our governor signed a bill to protect children in our state which allows for certain types of child abuse to be filed as a felony, some of which are punishable by life in prison.

Long Beach Child Abuse Charges

A false allegation of child abuse may come from an angry spouse or the other parent of your child making an attempt to get full custody. We will carefully review every aspect of your case to seek out the best strategy to employ to protect you. Contact us now, before your case progresses any further. Your freedom could depend upon it.

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