The serious ramifications of a charge of domestic violence, child endangerment, or child abuse require immediate intervention by an experienced San Bernardino or Riverside criminal defense attorney. The law firm of Greenberg, Greenberg & Kenyon has represented hundreds of men and women arrested for child abuse, child endangerment, and domestic violence throughout Southern California. Find out how we can help in a free consultation.
As former prosecutors offering more than 50 years of experience, we have the knowledge and insight to successfully defend clients charged with domestic violence and child abuse. We provide compassionate legal counsel and vigorous protection of our clients’ interests to avoid jail time, loss of custody, and other consequences of child abuse and domestic violence convictions. Based in Riverside, California, we take child abuse and domestic violence cases in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego Counties.
Child Endangerment and Physical Abuse
In San Bernardino and Riverside, you can face child abuse charges for physical abuse as well as endangerment:
- Child endangerment: speeding or reckless driving with a child in the vehicle, drinking and driving with a child in the car, or leaving young children home alone
- Physical abuse of a child: striking, shoving, cruel punishment, or causing physical injury.
In addition, a parent or caregiver’s failure to act or report known child abuse or neglect can be charged as if the parent or caregiver was the one causing the abuse.
Child Abuse Allegations and their Consequences
Allegations of child abuse or neglect can result in lasting consequences, even if you are not convicted. Absent a conviction, child abuse allegations can destroy your reputation, break up your family, and significantly endanger ongoing relationships with your spouse and child. Additionally, if convicted, child abuse charges can result in double the consequences of criminal charges and loss of custody/visitation. Child Protective Services may also remove the child from the home pending the outcome of the case.
We will fight for your rights as a parent in the CPS case while defending you in the criminal case for child abuse or domestic violence. Additionally, if a temporary restraining order was filed, we can work to get the restricting conditions of the restraining order removed. We can work with CPS and the court to gain supervised visitation and seek reduced charges to avoid or minimize jail or prison time. In some domestic abuse or child abuse cases, we can negotiate a probation program for abusers that may include anger management, parenting classes, and alcohol or drug treatment.
Contact a Child Abuse Attorney Today
Contact a proven child abuse attorney who can assert your rights and challenge weaknesses in the state’s case. Our San Bernardino and Riverside attorneys offer a free consultation, and our phones are answered 24 hours a day.