Have you been charged with abuse?
Corporal injury or corporal punishment to a child including emotional abuse, slapping, pushing, hitting, and even neglect can all be considered child abuse. The state of California recognizes child abuse as a “wobbler” which means that you may be charged with a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the specific circumstances of your case. The best defense that you can give yourself once you have been arrested for child abuse, is contacting an experienced San Jose child abuse attorney.
If you have been arrested for child abuse, under California Penal Code pc 273d, the prosecuting attorney will likely allege that you willfully and knowingly inflicted harm upon a child in a physical manner and that the harm provided traumatic punishment or injury for the circumstances. California law generally excludes spanking a child under the pretense that parents are still allowed to discipline their children in a reasonable manner, however, if the discipline is determined to be excessive, you may be facing child abuse charges.
Work With a San Jose Child Abuse Lawyer
The best thing that you can do once you have been charged with domestic violence of any sort, including child abuse or harassment, is to contact a San Jose child abuse attorney as soon as possible. If you are found guilty, you may be facing up to six years in prison (if charged with a felony) and fines, restitution and probation. If you work with me, Edward N. Ajlouny, we can work to find weaknesses in the case and build a strong defense for you. Often times, exaggeration, accidents and vengeful fellow parents are the cause of the initial arrest and accusation. I will gather all necessary evidence and build a strong defense. It is imperative that you contact my firm as quickly as possible.