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
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
- 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.