Child and Elder Abuse
Being accused of child or elder abuse can be shocking, difficult, and painful. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a parent, a child, a boyfriend or girlfriend, a stepparent, a babysitter—even a sibling. Anyone can be charged with abuse or neglect.
Child abuse is defined as any physical or emotional injury or inflicted on a child under 18 years old, other than by accidental means, except in reasonable discipline.
Elder abuse is the infliction of injury (physical or emotional), financial exploitation, bullying, intimidation or neglect of a person over the age of 60, or a disabled person between the ages of 18 and over.
In either case, these charges can be reason enough for an investigator or law enforcement officer to arrest someone for child or elder abuse—leaving the accused to face intimidating government agencies, the juvenile courts—even criminal prosecution.
These charges and, if found guilty, the resulting punishment, can have a devastating effect. That’s why it’s important to find an attorney who has experience in the field.
At Taylor Defense Law, we’ll guide you in making decisions that will help both you and your family as you navigate the court system if you’ve been accused of:
- Child or elder abuse
- Child or elder endangerment
- Child or elder abandonment
- Leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle, which causes an accident
- Failure to report child or elder abuse
We understand that many times, charges have been made that are based on one single, small accusation. Or that were a clear misrepresentation of your actions. Maybe you’ve been pinpointed by an ex-spouse, or your disciplinary actions were misconstrued by an unwitting bystander. We get it.
That’s why we’ll carefully investigate all of the facts. And why we’ll retain the services of psychiatrists and psychologists from the very start, to make sure we get the best possible result for you and your loved ones.
We are willing to go the distance for you, because the charges of child or elder abuse in Missouri carry significant consequences. The punishment for such charges may include: steep fines, court-mandated treatment, jail or prison time, and the removal of children from your home. In fact, all child and elder abuse crimes in Missouri are considered felony charges—which means if convicted, you could lose your freedom and your rights, and be incarcerated with no chance of parole for one year. Furthermore, If a child dies as a result of their injuries, the accused may face life in prison.
That’s why it’s more important than ever to choose the right law firm.
If you have been accused of child or elder abuse, neglect, or endangerment, it’s important to seek help from an experienced lawyer. At Taylor Defense Law, we have the ability to deal with government entities—including the Department of Social Services—and can help you make the best decision regarding the accusations against you. We will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible result.
Please don’t wait. Call the Taylor Defense Law Firm today and let us start investigating your case immediately. We offer free consultations, and are here to help, any day of the week.
Talk to Taylor Defense Law to find out what the best defense might be for you.
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