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Child Abuse

Walnut Creek Child Abuse Defense Lawyer

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There are several different criminal code sections which cover charges relating to harming children or children being the victim of crime. They are not all discussed here, but our Walnut Creek child abuse defense attorney is equipped and ready to handle any child abuse or child victim case.

The state of California takes crimes involving children extremely seriously and the accused in these cases could be exposed to life-altering criminal penalties. At Thomas Daly Law, A Professional Corporation, we meet these allegations with a diligent, proactive approach centered on clarifying the facts of the case and ensuring that our clients receive the consideration they deserve before our justice system.

We're ready to help you confront these serious allegations against you. Call our offices at (925) 208-4801 today.

Understanding Child Abuse Crimes in CA

Child abuse crimes can be charged as a felony if it is committed under circumstances or conditions likely to produce great bodily harm or death. The maximum sentence for the felony is six years in state prison—however, this maximum sentence can be extended if there are other sentencing laws applicable to your specific circumstance.

If this crime is charged as not being committed under circumstances or conditions likely to produce great bodily harm or death then the charge must be a misdemeanor. The maximum sentence in this case is six months in county jail.

If probation is granted, the minimum conditions of probation are:

  • A minimum probationary length of 48 months
  • A protective order for the benefit of the child victim either requiring a stay-away order or a peaceful contact order
  • A one-year child abuser’s counseling program

This charge is a serious offense and carries with it severe impositions on your liberty. Thomas Daly Law is prepared to represent you through this difficult time. Thomas Daly has experience with children testifying and understands the complexities of this crime and the defenses against it. Thomas can help you understand what is happening, formulate a plan of defense, and see you through to the best outcome possible.

The time to start discussing your legal options is now. Contact our offices today to request a free case evaluation.

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