Whether you are a parent, teacher or child care provider, an accusation of child abuse can have devastating effects on your future. Child abuse charges can bring a loss of custody, isolation from friends and family, disgrace from peers and the looming fear of a prison sentence.
In addition to physical abuse, the state of Texas classifies the following acts as crimes against children:
Under Texas law, child abuse covers a wide range of crimes against minors. State law requires all professionals who work closely with children, such as teachers and doctors, to report any suspicions of abuse to the police. In turn, law enforcement officers are required to investigate every report of abuse.
Accusations of child abuse have far-reaching consequences. Lawmakers in Texas have increased prison sentences and reinforced parole and supervision in order to discourage child abuse. A minor offense usually includes state jail time, while a conviction for a serious crime like sexual assault of a child can result in up to 99 years in prison.
A child abuse attorney like Brett A. Podolsky will consider the intricate details of a defendant’s case in order to formulate a customized defense on his behalf. Here are some of the possible defenses against child abuse accusations:
By employing the proper strategy, it is possible for a defendant to face lesser charges or even avoid a conviction altogether.
If you have been arrested for child abuse in Houston, get in touch with the Law Office of Brett A. Podolsky. Mr. Podolsky has practiced law for over 15 years. He will listen to you and help you plan an effective defense.
For a free legal consultation, contact Brett A. Podolsky at 713-227-0087.