Child abuse charges can encompass any number of crimes committed against a child, some of which include sex crimes against a child, child custody interference, child molestation, child kidnapping, underage labor, child neglect, or even exposure to controlled substances. Child abuse is taken extremely seriously by prosecutors and law enforcement not to mention bringing severe stigma to you and your family. Once accused of child abuse you could end up being looked upon with contempt in your own community, and treated as though you had already been convicted of a crime you may or may not be guilty of. As soon as you have any idea that you are being investigated for child abuse, you should immediately retain the best criminal defense attorney you can find who has many child abuse cases in their background. An exceptional criminal defense attorney will thoroughly investigate the family’s history and background in an attempt to find out why the specific situation occurred—if, in fact it actually did.
There is an enormous push to stop all forms of child abuse across the country—rightfully so—however because of this many people find themselves being falsely accused of a crime they did not commit. The fact is that due to acrimonious divorces, it is not all that uncommon for one parent to coach a child into making false allegations of child abuse either for retribution or to ensure they get full custody of the children. Children, especially younger children, are particularly vulnerable and impressionable, and this can be taken advantage of by family members who are seeking to get another family member in trouble.
Additionally, children have also been known to fabricate allegations of child abuse all on their own simply because they were angry with a parent or teacher for administering normal disciplinary measures. Because of the stigma attached to allegations of child abuse, many of those charged end up being wrongfully convicted or receive a much harsher sentence than they actually deserve. You may feel that since you did not actually do what you are being accused of that it will all turn out fine in the end. Don’t make this mistake! The risks are extremely high and the consequences are exceptionally grave, so don’t wait to hire an attorney who can staunchly defend your rights.
The attorneys of Satawa Law, PLLC are well-versed in handling all types of child abuse cases, and will do their best to handle the matter outside of court in order to save your reputation and minimize the damage to your life. Our attorneys are incredibly successful in avoiding the filing of criminal charges against their clients in cases such as this, and we understand the costly and difficult legal battle you are facing. Satawa Law, PLLC has a particular specialization in defending the rights of parents charged with child abuse and neglect, both in the criminal and the termination of parental rights areas. Call Satawa Law, PLLC soon, and rest easy in the knowledge you are being competently defended by a highly successful firm with a solid reputation.