Dublin, CA Child Abuse ATtorneys

Providing Skilled Representation For Accused Offenders In Child Abuse Cases in Pleasanton, Fremont, Oakland & Surrounding Areas

Many times in a child abuse situation, the offender is an adult in a position of authority. This can be a parent, stepparent, coach or school teacher. The close proximity to the alleged offender and the child causes a high level of stress to the victim and family, and, in many cases, for the accused offender.

We will stand by your side throughout the process. Contact Thompson • Garcia Law online or call us at (510) 757-1878 to speak with a child abuse defense attorney today.

A Thorough Investigation Can Protect Your Reputation

If you are being accused of physical or sexual child abuse, call us right away. We can help you. We will mine through the allegations stated by your accuser and others involved. We look for inconsistencies in their statements. We pinpoint instances where interpersonal conflict may be affecting the integrity of accusing parties. We hire investigators when necessary. We uncover the evidence the prosecutor may have overlooked.

Through our thorough investigation, we work to diminish the credibility of the criminal charges. We point out instances where others might be using the situation for personal gain such as in custody cases.

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Types Of Child Abuse

Charges brought against you may include harsh accusations, including:

  • Internet crimes involving children
  • Child pornography
  • Molestation
  • Other instances of sexual abuse

The consequences for these offenses in California are stiff and can derail your life. A conviction means facing harsh penalties such as a lengthy prison sentence and a lifetime listing on the sex offender registry. If you are facing such charges, you absolutely need the skill of an attorney highly experienced in these defenses.

Is Child Abuse Considered a Felony in California?

In the state of California, child abuse can be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony; this is dependent on the circumstances of the abuse. Under California Penal Code Section 273(d), willfully inflicting "cruel or inhuman corporal punishment or an injury" on a child is considered a felony offense. In addition, under California Penal Code Section 273a, willfully causing or permitting a child to suffer physical pain, injury, or mental suffering is also considered a felony offense.
If a person is found guilty of felony child abuse in California, they may be faced with substantial penalties, which can include imprisonment, fines, probation, and mandatory counseling. The severity of the penalties will vary depending on the specific circumstances surrounding the case, including the age of the child and the severity of the abuse.

Contact Our Child Abuse Defense Attorneys Today

To arrange a free and private consultation with the lawyers of Thompson • Garcia Law, call our office at (510) 757-1878. We serve clients throughout Pleasanton, Hayward, Fremont, Oakland, and the Bay Area.

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  • “They saved me years of prison time by proving that I was falsely accused of a crime.”

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Thompson • Garcia Law has the knowledge and skill to handle any criminal matter. 

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Thompson • Garcia Law has the knowledge and skill to handle any criminal matter.