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Los Angeles, CA Physical Child Abuse Cases

When an individual is accused of causing physical harm to a child, this creates a serious legal situation if the case is reported to law enforcement and Child Protective Services. Teachers and doctors are required to report cases that appear to indicate physical abuse to the authorities, often creating a terrible and frightening situation for an innocent parent or caregiver.

In many cases in which individuals are accused of causing physical harm to a child, it is based on bruising that the child could have received in any number of ways, including falling or any of the activities they are engaged in daily. Nonetheless, once the charge or accusation of abuse has been brought forward, the accused parent is forced to take a stand. These cases can be particularly tragic, as the children may be taken away from the parents based on the report from a teacher, doctor, neighbor or relative.

Tyler & Wilson, LLP: Domestic Violence Defense

The legal team at Tyler & Wilson, LLP has extensive experience in assisting clients in resolving domestic violence cases, and is prepared to review your case and advise you how the defense should proceed. It may be necessary to have other witnesses come forward to support the accused client, or expert witnesses that can give evidence related to how the injuries may have occurred other than in cases of child abuse.

In other cases, it may be necessary to negotiate with the prosecutor to reduce the charges and seek alternative sentencing. Keeping families together is important in the California system, and there are frequently alternatives to harsh penalties or jail time in such cases.

Our team at Tyler & Wilson, LLP has a broad understanding of all the various factors and possible outcomes in cases of accusations of physical abuse, and can advise you as to the best course of action in the case. You can be assured that the best interests of the client will always be of the highest concern. Contact a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer from our firm to learn more about your rights and legal options.

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