Arrested For Child Abuse In North Carolina?
Child abuse allegations have very serious consequences, whether they come from Child Protective Services or law enforcement. You may lose custody of your children temporarily or permanently. In addition, you may face costly fines and jail time, depending on the details of the alleged offense.
You do not want to risk losing your parental rights. At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, we help parents charged with child abuse fight the allegations. Our experience in domestic violence defense is a valuable asset in these cases. For a free consultation with a Wilmington child abuse lawyer, please call 910-338-9813, or contact us online.
Your Children Can Be Taken From You
You can be charged with child abuse for a range of issues, including:
- Neglect/inadequate food, clothing, medical care
- Exposure to domestic violence
- Exposure to parental drug or alcohol abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
Typically, the Department of Social Services investigates child abuse or neglect allegations. In some cases, the police may also be involved.
Depending on the nature of the alleged abuse, if you are convicted, you could go to jail, be required to complete parenting classes and/or counseling, or lose custody of your children. To prevent these things from occurring, it is best to work with an experienced defense attorney. We understand that in many child abuse cases, people are presumed guilty, regardless of the facts.
Contact An Experienced Assault Defense Lawyer
We will investigate the allegations to determine what really happened. If a former spouse or the other parent of your children made the accusations, it is important to examine his or her reasons for reporting you. Sometimes, people make false allegations to try to affect a divorce or custody case.