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Child Abuse

Child abuse is one of the most serious criminal offenses that a person can face. Criminal charges for abusing children cover several different behaviors that have been determined to endanger the safety of a child.

What Is Child Abuse?

This criminal charge can be filed against anyone who causes serious physical harm to a child. This applies to cases of intentional violence as well as harm caused by neglect. Behaviors that can be classified as abuse of a child include:

Legal Penalties for Hurting Children

In most cases, endangering a child’s safety or causing a child bodily harm is a felony offense. A conviction for this crime can lead to a sentence of years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines and the loss of certain rights and freedoms.

Some examples of legal penalties include:

Child Violence Legal Defenses

In many cases, a person will be charged with injury to a child based on accusations made by another adult, a sibling of the injured child or the child that was injured. In these cases, Child Protective Services may be called in to investigate the situation and gather evidence.

If there is no physical evidence, a defense attorney may be able to argue that the accusation is baseless. If there is physical evidence of injury, the attorney may be able to argue that the injury was sustained accidentally, which may cause the charges to be lowered to a less serious level.

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