Michigan Child Abuse Attorney
Child abuse allegations are particularly serious. A defenseless child is the alleged victim in the offense, drawing upon the sympathy of virtually any juror, judge, law enforcement officer or prosecutor. A person accused of abusing a child will face catastrophic damage to his or her reputation, as well as professional and personal relationships. In addition to facing possible imprisonment, a person accused of child abuse may also face the loss of employment and a life forever labeled as a pervert, deviant or abuser.
What constitutes child abuse?
Abuse is outlined in the Michigan Penal Code §§ 722.621-623, 633 and can be any threats or harm to the wellbeing of the child through physical, emotional, psychological or sexual means. It can be physical harm or even the neglect of a child that is maltreated. Abuse may be reported to the State Family Independence Agency by healthcare officials, school workers or anyone else that suspects a child may be facing abuse; however, wrongful accusations are made all the time.
Talk to a Michigan criminal defense attorney at Freedman Law Group today if you would like to learn more about your legal options in the face of these grave charges. It is important to remember that you do have rights, and these should be protected. Our Michigan criminal defense lawyer is fully committed to our clients' cases. We will treat you with the respect you deserve and will give you an honest evaluation of your particular case. Freedman Law Group was established in 1994 and takes on child abuse cases throughout Michigan.
Unfortunately, some parents and even children themselves will falsely accuse an adult of some form of abuse, whether this is physical, sexual or emotional in nature. A parent may do this in the event of a divorce or child custody dispute in an attempt to get sole custody or limit the visitation rights of the other parent. A simple misunderstanding may lead to child abuse allegations as well. You should not have to face imprisonment and other serious penalties because you were falsely accused of child abuse. Work with an experienced defense attorney who will fight for you. Contact a Michigan child abuse defense attorney from our office if you need help!