Members of the general public are quick to condemn someone accused of a crime against a child, this is why you must seek the services of a qualified criminal defense attorney. A qualified attorney can help you deal with the antagonism and wrongful conclusions that may arise before the case is even scheduled for trial. Hire a Fort Worth attorney who can help you clear your name from child exploitation or endangerment charges.
Justin Sparks is an experienced Fort Worth criminal defense attorney with prior experience in cases involving child endangerment charges. He begins with a free confidential consultation with you to analyze your case and outline the steps he will take to prepare your defense. Many times, a thorough investigation can uncover the falsity of the allegations against you. Other times, a trial will establish that there is not enough evidence to prove the accusation beyond a reasonable doubt.
TYPES OF CRIMES
Injury to a Child. This offense occurs if you intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence cause bodily injury, serious bodily injury, or serious mental injury/impairment to a child younger than 15 years of age.
Depending on the nature of the act and the severity of the injury, punishment can range from a state jail felony with imprisonment for up to two years to a first degree felony with a punishment of five to 99 years or life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Child Endangerment or Abandonment. This offense occurs in one of two ways. Charges can be brought against you if you intentionally abandon a child under circumstances that exposes the child to unreasonable risk of harm. Or, you may be charged with intentionally/knowingly/recklessly/negligently acting in a way that puts a child under the age of 15 in danger of death or injury.
Punishment for abandoning or endangering a child ranges from up to two years in state jail to two to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
DEFENSES FOR CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN
Possible defenses, depending upon the facts of the case, are as follows:
The accusation made against you is false
The injury to the child was not caused by you
The injury is a minor one and was a result of reasonable discipline by a parent, grandparent, or guardian
The evidence brought against you is insufficient
Because juries and judges are generally unsympathetic to individuals charged with these types of crimes, you should not delay in preparing your defense.
Accused of a Crime Towards a Child? Call Justin!
Charges of child exploitation, injury, and abandonment are very serious. A conviction can tarnish your good name, even if falsely convicted, therefore it is important to take action immediately. Call Fort Worth lawyer Justin Sparks. Justin has served the citizens of Dallas/Fort Worth for over ten years.
Justin Sparks has been defending clients across Fort Worth and Dallas for over ten years. Our firm helps you through the criminal process, from investigation to appeals, if need be. Free consultations for all new cases.