Child Abuse

Child Abuse Attorney in Tustin & Rancho Cucamonga

Former Prosecutors Helping You Resolve Child Abuse Accusations & Charges

There is inescapably a negative stigma surrounding anyone who has been accused of child abuse. The consequences of a child abuse charge, not even a conviction yet, can be detrimental in many areas of both the accused person's personal and professional life. Again, this is for an accusation, not a conviction in court. It is unfortunate that in these cases, there is often a presumption of the defendant's guilt. Despite these common presumptions and valid stigmas, the mere claim by one party that another adult has abused a child does not make it true. However, even if you are innocent without question, if you've been accused of child abuse, it's imperative that you seek legal representation immediately.

At Law Offices of Visco & Selyem, our child abuse defense lawyers are former prosecutors who know how to evade the tactics that the other side uses, and we believe that every defendant deserves the strongest defense possible of their legal rights and futures. From our two office locations, we can defend clients in Tustin, Rancho Cucamonga, and the entirety of Orange County and the Inland Empire. As we're available day and night to help you, including on weekends, we urge you to get the expert defense you need as soon as possible. 

Contact us today online or at (714) 908-9080 request your free initial consultation!

Child Abuse Law in California

What is considered child abuse? Corporal injury or corporal punishment to a child, including:

  • Emotional abuse
  • Slapping
  • Pushing
  • Hitting
  • Neglect

The state of California recognizes child abuse as a “wobbler”, which means that you may be charged with a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the specific circumstances of your case.

If you have been arrested for child abuse, under California Penal Code Section 273d, the prosecuting attorney will also likely allege that you willfully and knowingly inflicted harm upon a child in a physical manner and that the harm provided traumatic punishment or injury for the circumstances. California law generally excludes spanking a child as a form of abuse, under the pretense that parents are still allowed to discipline their children in a reasonable manner, however, if the discipline is determined to be excessive, you may be facing child abuse charges.

Start Your Defense Against Child Abuse Charges

Even though a child abuse charge has serious potential societal and penal consequences, all hope is not lost!  There are many valid, effective defenses to these serious charges.  If you’ve been accused of or charged with child abuse, the best thing you can do is immediately seek an experienced child abuse defense attorney.

Don't wait to get former prosecutors on your side. You can reach us 24/7 online or at (714) 908-9080.