Bakersfield Child Abuse Attorney
What is Child Abuse?
Under California law, child abuse charges involve the endangerment of children under 18 by physical or emotional abuse, mental suffering, or subjecting the child to, risk or harm. People charged with child abuse crimes face serious criminal penalties and time in jail. They may also lose their professional and vocational licenses, job opportunities and the right to see their own children.
What are the Penalties for Child Abuse?
Charges for child abuse can range from misdemeanors to felonies and carry a wide range of sentences up to life in prison. The factors the prosecution considers in bringing charges include the level of injury, loss of consciousness, prior history of abuse, and other factors that show a grave risk of harm.
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If you are charged with child abuse or facing other charges, you need an experienced and skilled Bakersfield child abuse & molestation defense attorney on your side. This means real experience over years, preparing and going to trial, and earning the respect of the courts and prosecutors. Avoid attorneys who do mass advertising trying to buy a name instead of paying their dues.
If you have been accused of child abuse and neglect or aggravated child abuse or neglect, please contact our Bakersfield child abuse defense lawyer. Call Humphrey & Thompson today for a confidential consultation.