Precharge case involving allegation of Child Abuse- No charges filed
Same scenario as our previous post. Client with a lot to lose found herself being accused of child abuse and arrested by law enforcement. She called us the same evening she was arrested and we began working on the situation. First, no statements given to police. If they believe a crime was committed, let them try to put the pieces together, don’t help them.
Second, we reached out to the district attorney reviewing the file, letting them know we were involved, and providing them some background on what actually occurred in an effort to try and avoid charges. We had conversations with the prosecutor and eventually convinced them that there was a very viable parental discipline defense to the charges. No charges were ever brought on our client.