If you are convicted of the crime of child abuse, it could lead to the loss of freedom and other serious consequences. As a East Brunswick and Freehold child abuse defense attorney, I can assist you to defend against this dangerous allegation. Contact me, Ryan E. Gilbert, for legal representation. I have more than 10 years of experience in practicing both criminal defense and family law which gives me a distinct edge. I will personally handle your case to help you to pursue the most favorable outcome possible.
Child abuse could consist of a range of illegal actions. It is illegal in New Jersey to inflect unnecessarily severe corporal punishment, or to inflect suffering or pain - either mental or physical. It is also illegal to put a child at substantial risk if injury. There are certain professionals that are required to report suspected child abuse, including teachers, doctors and others, and others can make anonymous reports thought the Child Abuse Hotline.
Once the allegation of child abuse has been made, Child Protective Services will investigate and may remove your children from you custody pending the investigation into whether the allegations are true. It can be far easier to have your children taken from you than to get them returned to you, and during this period, the children can suffer great emotional distress. If you have been accused of child abuse in any form, whether cruelty, abandonment or any type of molestation or sexual abuse, it is imperative that you get legal representation immediately.
In charges of sexual abuse or molestation of a child, the penalties could include:
You can also lose custody and visitation rights of your child and will be required to register on the Sex Offender Registry, no matter which state you may move to, and you will be forced to re-register and check in with law enforcement frequently, provide DNA, photos and other personal data.
Being convicted of child abuse could permanently destroy your reputation, your standing in the community, and other ramifications. It is necessary to take immediate action in defending yourself from these allegations. Charges of child abuse can be filed not only in cases of physical abuse, but emotional abuse as well.
Contact the East Brunswick criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLCtoday to take immediate legal action to defend against allegations of child abuse.