Child Abuse and Child Neglect
Have you been accused of abusing or neglecting a child? Alejo Lugo will fight for you.
Even being charged with abusing or neglecting a child can greatly damage your reputation and your standing in your family and your community. A conviction on either of these charges could result in serious penalties and permanent damage to your record. Many people may not believe your side of the story or be willing to stand up for you when you need it most.
Fortunately, The Law Offices of Alejo Lugo & Associates is here for you. We are dedicated to resolving the case against you as quickly and advantageously as possible in order to minimize the damage to your reputation. We are passionate about protecting our clients’ rights and we will ensure you are treated fairly by police and prosecutors at every step.
You Deserve a Personalized Defense Strategy
When facing charges for something as serious as child abuse or child neglect, you definitely do not want to rely on generic defense arguments. You need a compelling strategy tailored to the facts of your case and your goals for its resolution.
At The Law Offices of Alejo Lugo & Associates, we have a detailed understanding of the law on child abuse and child neglect, and we can use our knowledge to craft the most compelling defense possible for you. The precise strategy we use will depend on the facts of your case. Here are some of the most common arguments:
False Allegations: Child abuse and child neglect charges are often be based on unreliable evidence or witnesses, making it difficult for the prosecutor to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Our experienced attorneys will look at all of the evidence and identify weaknesses that we can use to acquit you at trial or use to convince the prosecutor to drop or reduce your charges. If someone has brought these charges against you as part of a child custody dispute or personal vendetta, we will be prepared to aggressively cross examine that witness to show their biases.
Accidental Injuries: Sometimes accidental injuries can create the appearance of neglect or abuse. It is possible that the charges against you are due to someone like a doctor or teacher being overly cautious when reporting certain injuries or symptoms shown by your child. If there is an innocent explanation for these issues, we can use that to prove that you are innocent of wrongdoing.
Discipline: Parents do have the right to discipline their children physically, as long as they do not use unnecessary, unreasonable, or excessive force. In some cases, legitimate discipline may be charged as child abuse.
Insufficient Evidence: If the prosecution does not have enough evidence to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, there is hope of an acquittal at trial. We will make sure no illegally obtained evidence is used against you.
As soon as you hire us as your child abuse or child neglect attorney, we will immediately begin looking for evidence for your defense. We will also carefully review the evidence against you to identify flaws that could be used to convince the prosecutor to drop the charges or offer a beneficial plea deal.
Call Now so We Can Begin Working for You
You can’t afford to wait when facing serious child abuse or child neglect charges that can do permanent damage even without a conviction. You need an attorney protecting your rights and interests from the moment you realize you are being accused of a crime. Call The Law Offices of Alejo Lugo & Associates at (800) 497-0018 for a free confidential conversation with our highly trained legal staff.