Any form of cruelty inflicted upon a child under the age of 18, including physical abuse, sexual exploitation, mental and psychological injury, is child abuse. This may also include excessive or unreasonable corporal punishment and malnutrition. Each of these mistreatments may form the basis for a case of child abuse.
Child abuse is also sometimes defined as child neglect, although we have addressed that crime separately in another category. Some state statutes contain exemptions for corporal punishment and religious practices (such as where a parent refuses to get medical help for a child for religious reasons).
You Must Immediately Launch a Counter-Attack
If you are charged with child abuse, or you think you are facing child abuse charges, do not talk to police or law enforcement officials. Do not give a statement to anybody. Do not communicate about the case with anybody! You must immediately go on the defensive and protect your rights.
Unfortunately, when it comes to matters involving children, the deck is stacked against you because the criminal justice system will do everything to protect the rights of children, and there is a pre-conceived notion that if a child has been victim, then there must be a perpetrator.
The Law office of Mark S. Guralnick has successfully won these cases before. The path to victory, however, is laid by early intervention. It involves getting involved quickly and efficiently. Each case is different. We will leverage our legal and investigative skills to file the necessary motions, petitions and briefs to fight your case.
If you or someone you know has been named in a child abuse case, please contact the Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick at 1-866-337-2900 for a free case evaluation.