Child Abuse Defense Lawyer in Sacramento, CA

Child abuse in the state of California involves all manners of abuse including:

  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect

These offenses can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident(s) and the factors unique to your case. It’s also possible to have multiple felony and/or misdemeanor charges in a single child abuse case, or additional charges of child endangerment and battery, because often child abuse involves more than one single act of abuse.

Because there is no clear definition of what constitutes actual abuse, the jury is required to evaluate the individual circumstances of each case to determine whether the defendant’s actions truly constituted abuse./p>

Sound allegations of child abuse should be pursued in earnest. However, false accusations or evidence that is misleading can ruin your family, your career, your reputation, and it can take away your freedom.

Whatever circumstance causes one to be charged with child abuse or neglect, it is the belief of Jennifer Mouzis that a single incident of impaired judgment shouldn’t give way to disastrous, life-changing consequences.

False child abuse allegations are quite common, and are often the result of someone’s:

  • anger
  • revenge
  • jealousy
  • need to be in control

This is where having a seasoned lawyer is essential.

Only a lawyer who routinely defends these types of cases will know:

  • the types of questions to ask
  • the types of investigations to pursue
  • the types of evidence that will effectively highlight the deficiencies in the prosecutor’s case

If you’re facing allegations of child abuse, the first step is to familiarize yourself with California child abuse law by hiring a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who can help you understand the laws and how they apply to your specific case.

Jennifer Mouzis has had successful outcomes in many child abuse cases and can give your case the edge it needs to prevail in court.