Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP)
Solano County Child Abuse Defense Lawyers
Munchausen Syndrome is a disorder wherein an individual falsifies, invents or creates symptoms of a physical or mental disorder. The reason behind this lies in the individual’s need for attention and sympathy and to be seen as ill. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP) is a related disorder wherein a person harms another in order to stage an illness or progressive disease. Most often, MSBP is characterized by a parent or guardian falsifying, causing or inventing symptoms of illness in their child. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy is related to child abuse in that the child may suffer physical and/or emotional injury.
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy and Child Abuse in California
The child abuse attorneys at our firm are familiar with child abuse cases and how they may relate to MSBP. A parent may be accused of child abuse if his or her child suffers from a serious illness or injury that cannot be explained or diagnosed in a reasonable manner or amount of time. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy allegations are extremely serious. If charged with child abuse, a parent may lose custody of his or her child.
If convicted, serious criminal penalties will follow, including long-term imprisonment and heavy fines. At Maas and Russo, our criminal defense lawyers can help if you have been accused of any form of child abuse. We represent parents and guardians throughout Solano County and Napa County from our offices located in Vallejo , California. We know the ins and outs of child abuse defense and what is necessary to effectively protect your rights and freedom.
Solano County Child Abuse Defense Attorneys
You may face a ruined reputation, lose your child(ren), and/or spend years of your life in prison. You need someone on your side during this difficult time to protect your rights and interests.
Do not wait to consult and work with our Solano County criminal defense attorneys if you have been accused of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.