Facing Criminal Charges for Emotional Child Abuse?

Different Forms of Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse can take on many forms. Regularly threatening, yelling at, belittling, ignoring or blaming a child may constitute emotional abuse. Strange forms of punishment or confinement may also be classified as emotional abuse. In some cases, child protective services (CPS) may become involved even when no evidence of emotional or physical injury is present, as in cases involving severe emotional abuse. For example, confining a child in a dark closet for a number of hours or other severe forms of punishment may be enough for intervention.

Some forms of emotional abuse may include:

  • Belittling
  • Humiliation
  • Corruption
  • Coldness
  • Cruelty
  • Ignoring
  • Isolation
  • Harassment
  • Blaming
  • Terrorizing

Solano County Child Abuse Attorneys

Make no mistake; your rights and freedom are at stake if you have been accused of any form of child abuse, whether this is sexual, physical or emotional in nature. Emotional abuse cases can be particularly complex due to the fact that physical injury may not be present. You will need a defense attorney with particular experience in these cases and resources to expert witnesses in order to prove that emotional abuse did not occur, or that the allegations were false or exaggerated.

If you or someone you know has been accused of emotional child abuse, contact a Solano County criminal defense lawyer at Maas Law Offices today. Let us offer you the protection you need to avoid a conviction and serious penalties. You may lose custody of your children, may be required to register as a sex offender and may face years in state prison if you are convicted of child abuse.

With a legal practice devoted exclusively to criminal defense and over 30 years practicing for clients in Solano and Contra Costa Counties, our attorneys understand how to defend those facing allegations of emotional abuse. Let us use our experience and knowledge to your benefit as we fight to protect your rights. If you are facing emotional abuse allegations, contact a Fairfield child abuse defense attorney today.