Child Abuse Attorney San Diego
Facing a child abuse or child endangerment charge in the State of California can be an extremely isolating and terrifying experience. All alleged cases of abuse involving minors are investigated by the California by the Department of Family and Children’s Services (DCFS) and the outcome of a case can be a life-altering event, which includes custody implications if the accused is a parent of the alleged victim. The safety and well-being of children is a top priority for officials in California, so any charge of child abuse, neglect or endangerment is a matter taken very seriously by authorities.
Unlike most other criminal defense cases, a child abuse charge can bring about significant repercussions prior to a case ever reaching a courtroom. More often than not, there is a presumption of guilt, giving a disadvantage to the accused from the onset of his or her case.
Child abuse and/or endangerment charges can vary greatly from misdemeanors all the way to serious felonies that can result in prison sentences and other negative consequences.
It’s very important to have a skilled attorney in your corner if you are facing charges in Southern California.
If you have been accused of child neglect, child endangerment, and/or child abuse and live in or around the San Diego, CA area, contact attorney Timothy J. Richardson for a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL consultation. He will carefully review your case and discuss your options with you.
You can reach our office on our contact form page or by calling 619-231-6577.