Child abuse is a serious allegation that tears apart families and destroys homes. According to Texas law, this crime can take on many different forms. A few charges that might be related to child abuse include:
Penalties of Child Abuse
Obviously, some of these charges carry more severe penalties than others do. Those who are convicted of a crime involving child abuse can face a variety of sanctions, a few of which are:
- Community Service
- Mandatory parenting classes
- Loss of public assistance (including housing)
- Fines and restitution
An Aggressive Attorney
If you have been charged with child abuse, you may already be suffering mentally and emotionally. You may have been bullied by numerous government agencies as part of the investigation into an alleged incident. Since children are often removed from the home during this time, a sense of loss is normally felt as well. Now more than ever it is vital for you to have a compassionate and caring attorney who will diligently fight to see that your rights are preserved.
Attorney James Alston is certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and he is also a former Harris County prosecutor. As a defense lawyer, his role is not to judge you but to see to it that you get the best representation possible under the circumstances. Call the Law Office of James Alston at (713) 228-1400 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case today.