If you have been accused of shaking a baby or if you are currently being investigated for alleged SBS, you will need to speak with our Michigan attorney as soon as possible. Being accused of causing harm or endangering your child or someone else’s child is nothing to take lightly, and we make sure our clients feel like they have someone in their corner at all times.
All cases are handled with extreme diligence, confidence, and discretion. If you would like to discuss your case confidentially with us, call (248) 292-3209 and request your FREE consultation.
Shaken Baby Syndrome, also known as SBS, occurs when an adult, parent, guardian, or babysitter shakes a child or baby. Violently shaking a baby or child can often cause serious to lifelong injuries, ranging from brain injuries, spine injuries, head injuries, or other injuries that are difficult to see, such as neurological damages or psychological trauma.
Many times a parent, babysitter or guardian may become so frustrated or angry that they shake a child or baby, causing serious and lifelong injuries and consequences. True shaken baby syndrome can be brought about by severe economic stress, parental immaturity or lack of adequate support, feelings of helplessness or inadequacy, a breakdown in the overall family system, or the social isolation of parents. Whatever the stressor, violently shaking an infant or toddler can result in serious brain injuries.
Other times a normal childhood accident or fall can mimic Shaken Baby Syndrome, causing the parent or caregiver to be wrongly accused. Most often, the person who was caring for the child immediately prior to the presenting symptoms will be the person accused, although they may have done absolutely nothing wrong. The criminal defense lawyers at Satawa Law, PLLC are committed to defending those who have been wrongfully accused of child abuse in conjunction with Shaken Baby Syndrome.
At Satawa Law, PLLC, we understand that many people can be wrongfully accused or arrested on suspicion of SBS. People or parents who are looking after the child immediately prior to the presenting symptoms can suddenly find themselves facing serious allegations of endangering a child’s life, even if they did absolutely nothing wrong. This is due in part by a couple of factors.
If you have been accused or charged with SBS, you could be facing serious criminal charges including child abuse. Your entire future is at stake if you were charged with this crime. You could lose custody of your child or even have your parental rights revoked, and you could face criminal charges which come with severe penalties. Depending on the extent of the child’s injuries, you could be charged with child abuse, or, if the child dies, you could conceivably be charged with manslaughter or even murder.
Because the CPS will almost automatically become involved in your case, you will need to speak with our Michigan attorneys. We know that things like your rights, freedom, family, and future are at stake. We have studied the most recent bodies of research on the subject of SBS and can use our knowledge to your advantage. We utilize expert consultants who can testify on your behalf.
Call us today at (248) 292-3209 or request your confidential consultation to get started on a defense strategy.