Fighting Allegations of Child Endangerment & Abuse
Tough Defense For Child Abuse Charges In Redwood City
A slew of laws and regulations have been put in place to help protect children in California from serious harm, and law enforcement officers and prosecutors do not take accusations of child endangerment or abuse lightly. If you have been accused of this crime, or if you are under investigation by any federal or state agency, you need to immediately retain the assistance of Nicholson Law Offices.
At our firm, we are proud to have 15 years of experience handling complex domestic violence cases and we can use our knowledge of the California legal system to help protect your rights, future, and family's well-being.
Call us at 650-727-9700 or submit an online form to schedule your free consultation!
What is classified as child endangerment?
Child endangerment cases can be difficult to understand, especially because the conditions that a prosecutor can determine as "endangering" a child could actually mean that you have not inflicted any physical harm to the child.
- Something as simple as leaving a weapon or knife laying out within the child's reach could potentially be enough to be considered endangerment to a minor.
- Sick children who do not receive immediate medical treatment could also be a cause for alarm for officials, and you may have investigators questioning your parenting abilities and rights.
Penalties For Child Abuse & Endangerment
Negligence and abuse are very serious accusations, and these cases could be charged as felonies or misdemeanors. Depending on the circumstances of the case, penalties upon conviction could potentially include:
- Loss of parental rights
- Up to 6 years in prison for child endangerment
- Fines in excess of thousands of dollars
- Court-mandated counseling
Work with Our Redwood City Domestic Violence Lawyers
At our firm, we take each case very seriously and will do everything in our power to ensure that the rights of our clients are fully protected. We are not afraid to challenge evidence that may be brought against you and work diligently to protect you in a court of law. If you have been arrested, or if you have questions or concerns regarding your case, do not hesitate to schedule a free case evaluation with Nicholson Law Offices right away. For more information, contact our firm and speak with a domestic violence lawyer in Redwood City today!