Child Abuse Crimes
Child abuse crimes is an umbrella term for any number of crimes committed against a child, including:
- Sex crimes against a child
- Child custody interference
- Child molestation
- Child kidnapping
- Underage labor
- Child neglect
- Exposure to controlled substances
Child abuse cases are taken extremely seriously by the courts and often result in stigmas against you and your family. It is vital that you contact a specialized criminal defense attorney from Kirsch Leach + Associates who has years of experience with child abuse cases. Our exceptional Michigan criminal defense attorneys will investigate thoroughly the family’s history and background in an attempt to find out if the specific situation occurred and why. Additionally, our lawyers will do whatever they can to settle your case outside of court, preserve your reputation and save you from the stigma associated with a more public trial.
False allegations of child abuse commonly come from either adults influencing children to incriminate another, or children creating stories to retaliate against an adult who they dislike. Particularly in divorce situations, one parent may coach their children to make false allegations against the other parent in order to receive retributions or full custody. Even though you know that you are not guilty, do not make the mistake of hesitating to hire a dedicated criminal defense lawyer who will fiercely defend your rights and innocence.
Specific child abuse cases handled by Kirsch Leach + Associates include:
Child Abuse & Neglect
The consequences of child neglect and child abuse vary in degree of punishment and can even result in the loss of parental rights. In most cases, Child Protective Services (CPS) gets involved and can complicate proving your side of the case. Our attorneys specializing in child-related crimes are highly experienced in dealing with CPS, and thus know the common tactics and methods used to ensure parents lose their parental rights and custody.
Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is caused by shaking a child or baby to the point where serious lifelong injuries and complications occur. In some cases, parents or guardians can be wrongly accused of causing SBS because they are present at the time the child starts showing symptoms.
In addition, parents or guardians can be wrongly accused of SBS that was caused by normal accidents or falls by the child or infant. Kirsch Leach + Associates is committed to defending those parents and guardians wrongly accused of child abuse related to Shaken Baby Syndrome.
CPS + Termination of Parental Rights
The threat of Child Protective Services taking your child is devastating and confusing for you and your family. CPS involvement in parental rights can create a domino effect of civil and criminal cases against parents that can be complicated for the accused. Losing parental rights means losing custody and the right to see and care for your child; however, you will still be required to pay child support.
To protect yourself and your family from the suffering associated with Child Protective Services terminating your rights as a parent, you need the most experienced and educated attorneys who are equipped to handle these issues.