Connecticut takes allegations of child abuse and neglect very seriously, as it should. However, in its zeal to protect children, the state sometimes makes mistakes. Unfortunately, the damage is done once the accusation is made. It is important to consult an experienced criminal lawyer to learn about your options if you are facing child abuse charges.
At the Law Offices of Robert B. Muchinsky, LLC, our founding attorney defends clients charged with child abuse. With more than 30 years of legal experience, he is well-positioned to manage your case. He understands the operations of the Department of Children and Families (DCF), which often initiates child abuse complaints. This allows him to investigate the allegations and verify the facts.
Examples Of Child Abuse
Child abuse cases usually include allegations of:
- Physical abuse that results in malnutrition, or physical injury that leads to bruises, broken bones or burns
- Emotional abuse that includes rejection, threats of violence or repeated exposure to brutal and intimidating actions
- Sexual abuse that includes sexual exploitation of a child for purposes of making pornography
Suspicions of abuse are often reported to the DCF by schools, doctors and others in positions to observe a child closely. These reports trigger DCF investigations that may or may not lead to criminal charges. If you have been contacted by the DCF regarding allegations of child abuse, it is important to consult an attorney before those allegations turn into criminal charges.
Do Not Ignore False Claims Of Child Abuse
False claims that one parent is abusing a child sometimes arise in the course of a hotly contested child custody battle. Even if you believe your spouse or ex-spouse is raising the matter in an effort to gain the upper hand in your dispute, it is important to take these accusations seriously; the state will not ignore them. A criminal lawyer, rather than a divorce lawyer, will help protect you and your ability to be involved in your child's life.
Contact A New Britain And Hartford Child Abuse Allegations Attorney
If you were charged with or are being investigated for child abuse, our Hartford lawyer can help. To schedule a free initial consultation with Robert B. Muchinsky, contact our Connecticut law firm. Call us at 866-587-9294 toll free.