San Diego Child Abuse Attorney
Accused of Child Abuse in San Diego? We Can Help.
When it comes to charges of child abuse, prosecutors can be unreasonable and overzealous. Time and again, we have seen parents charged with abusing their children based on a misunderstanding of medical evidence, a misinterpretation of a child’s statements or outright lies on the part of a vindictive individual.
At the San Diego Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC, our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases of alleged child abuse and child neglect. We have extensive experience dealing with medical experts and work with a network of independent investigators to fight for the rights of our clients.
If you have been accused of intentionally harming your child, contact us immediately to get the experienced, aggressive defense representation you need.
When Disciplining Your Child Results in Criminal Charges
Under California law, parents maintain a right to reasonably discipline their children. This may include spanking. While spanking is generally not considered child abuse, there have been instances of parents charged with a criminal offense based on the prosecution’s belief that the discipline was unreasonable or excessive.
When Accidents Are Charged as Child Abuse
Children have accidents. Parents can sometimes unintentionally cause injury to their children. If your child was injured accidentally, you should not be charged with child abuse. And yet, it happens frequently, either due to misinterpretation on the part of a doctor or other medical professional or due to an overzealous prosecutor who is more interested in appearing tough on crimes against children than on the facts in a particular case.
When False Allegations Are Taken Too Far
It can be surprisingly easy for someone to level a false allegation of child abuse against a former spouse or another person against whom they have a grudge. Reporting child abuse is seen by some as an easy way to use the system to get revenge against someone they think has done them wrong. Unfortunately, the police, prosecutors and Child Protective Services (CPS) officers in Southern California do not always see through the lies and fabrications. It may take a highly experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney to challenge a false allegation of child abuse or child molestation.
Contact the Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC, for a free consultation with a top-notch San Diego, California, lawyer dedicated to your rights and focused on protecting your freedom from child abuse charges.
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