San Diego Child Abuse Defense Attorney
Accused of Abusing a Child in San Diego?
As a Board Certified criminal defense lawyer and passionate advocate for
the accused, Attorney Jim N. Dicks understands how much is at stake when
facing charges of child abuse. As a former police officer, he utilizes
his unique experience on the other side of the law to find and exploit
any weaknesses in the prosecution's case as he fights for the rights,
freedom, and reputation of his clients.
There is often a bias against those accused of child abuse, and it can
be an uphill battle to protect your freedom. It is absolutely necessary
that you have a top quality criminal defense lawyer who has prevailed
in many difficult criminal trials if you hope to achieve a favorable outcome.
Understanding Your Charges
Under California law, child abuse is the non-accidental means of inflicting
the following to a minor:
- Emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual exploitation
Child abuse is a crime that is heavily punished. There is a great deal
of attention by state lawmakers to protect children from harm, which is
only right. The problem lies in the fact that any report of child abuse,
even if unfounded, will immediately create a dangerous legal situation
for an innocent person.
A neighbor, doctor, or teacher may have reported suspicious bruising, or
consider that the child is dealing with abuse. In fact, under state law,
some professionals are required to report any suspicion. Once the wheels
of criminal justice are in motion, a parent, relative or other person
associated with children could face one of the most frightening experiences
of your life.
Act on the Charges Against You Today: Call (619) 377-3722.
While law enforcement, Child Protective Services, and those working within
the criminal justice system mean well, and are concerned with protecting
children from abuse and neglect, the impact on a person who is wrongly
accused is tremendous. The dangers of a criminal trial, the exposure,
and the threat of a long term of incarceration with the worst criminals
are all very real. In addition to incarceration and fines, you will carry
the label and social stigma of a child abuser for your entire life.
Initially, if you are being investigated it is imperative that you retain
the services of a skilled child abuse defense attorney before agreeing
to speak with any investigator. The purpose of an investigation is to
get more evidence with which to justify a criminal charge, not to exonerate
you. The attorney will protect you in any questioning by the authorities.
The last thing you want to do is unintentionally incriminate yourself
by trying to be cooperative. A skilled defense attorney can protect your
rights and immediately engage in defense actions. With a full analysis
of the evidence, the attorney can advise you of the potential strategy
to employ in pursuing a favorable outcome.
Defense Against Child Abuse Charges in San Diego
When facing child abuse accusations, it is imperative that you don't
take chances. The quality and experience of your criminal lawyer is the
most important issue in the case. San Diego child abuse defense lawyer
from JD Law offers a
free initial consultation to discuss your legal situation. The attorney will start by offering you
honest, open and straightforward legal advice.
You need to know where you stand, legally, and the various defense opportunities
that could benefit your case. In any case involving children and criminal
acts, whether child abuse or neglect, the threat of losing custody of
your children is very real. Get immediate legal counsel from the child
abuse lawyer at the firm. Your parental rights, your reputation and your
freedom are all at stake. Act now.