Long Beach Child Abuse Lawyers
If you have been accused of child abuse in California, you should contact The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV today to ensure that you will receive accurate legal advice and superior representation from dedicated and aggressive legal professionals. Our Long Beach abuse defense attorneys are skilled in all areas of State and Federal child abuse laws, and have the experience that is required to successfully defend clients accused of all types of violent crimes.
A false allegation of child abuse or neglect can be a very devastating and disheartening situation for a person to endure. Being accused of any type of child abuse or maltreatment has the possibility of resulting in serious legal consequences as well as social stigma within your community. Although in the United States, a person is innocent until proven guilty, accused child abusers are treated terribly and frequently discriminated against because people perceive them in such a negative way.
Child abuse comes in many forms, and includes:
- Emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
California Penal Code Section 270 states that: "If a parent of a minor child willfully omits, without lawful excuse, to furnish necessary clothing, food, shelter or medical attendance, or other remedial care for his or her child, he or she is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment."
Unfortunately many child abuse allegations are the result of a parent who wants to punish his or her ex-spouse during a divorce, child custody, or visitation hearing, and does so by making false abuse charges. There are many terrible consequences in this situation, which may result in you only being allowed to see your child during short supervised visits.
No matter what your circumstances are, if you have been accused of child abuse you should contact The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV right away. Our experienced Long Beach violent crime attorneys are prepared with a variety of defenses, such as insufficient evidence, mistaken identity, or divorce or custody dispute related allegations.