California law defines child abuse as intentional or neglectful physical or emotional harm inflicted on a child. When you are charged with this crime, it means someone believes that through your actions or inactions, you caused harm to the physical or emotional wellbeing of a child under the age of 18. Penalties for being convicted of child abuse range from a year in a county jail to six years in California State Prison and a $6,000 in a fine.
Unfortunately, many innocent people are often accused of child abuse, whether out of spite or revenge of another person, or being in the midst of a custody battle. Because of the gravity of what this charge involves, the justice system takes it very seriously. If you have been accused of child abuse, a San Diego criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett will fight your case aggressively. Our team knows how the prosecution will attack cases like these and our team knows how to defend against them. We will work vigilantly to get your charges dismissed, or at the very least, reduced.
Let a San Diego criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett help you understand the laws pertaining to your child abuse charge and defenses that pertain to your specific situation. We have an excellent track record of helping our clients get the best possible outcome for their cases, including child abuse. Call us today for your free consultation with an experienced and determined San Diego criminal defense lawyer.