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Updated: Apr 30, 2024 @ 4:31 am

Fighting False Accusations of Child Abuse

Sadly, false allegations of child abuse are not uncommon. These allegations can stem from various motivations, including contentious divorce proceedings or custody battles. At The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we understand the psychology behind such claims, and we have extensive experience exposing these falsehoods.

Accusations of child abuse are serious. A conviction can irrevocably alter the life of the accused and their family. With potential consequences ranging from loss of child custody to substantial jail time, it’s important to have a strategic legal plan to fight the charges.

The stigma associated with a child abuse charge, or worse yet, conviction, is unparalleled.

At The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we’ve mastered a number of defense strategies that are perfect for false allegation cases. If you’re ready to create a solution, contact our law firm today. Schedule your free consultation today.

Let us review your case. To get started, call us at 409-765-5614.

Child Abuse Cases & Texas Law

Chapter 261 of the Texas Family Code defines child abuse in a broad manner.

For example, Section 261.001 provides specific definitions of abuse that encompass physical injury, mental or emotional injury, sexual conduct, and other forms of mistreatment. It’s totally subjective.

Evidence Still Matters

In a court of law, evidence is king.

Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 38.14 has something called the “Corroboration Rule.” This section provides that an accusation alone is not enough for a conviction. Therefore, analyzing all evidence, a task our seasoned attorneys are exceptionally skilled at, is an important part of our defense strategy.

Let’s not leave out the part about highlighting a lack of evidence. That’s pretty important too.

Other Defense Strategies

A successful defense requires a strategy tailored to the situation. Possible defenses might include demonstrating that the alleged conduct was not abusive under Texas law or that the accused was not responsible for the child’s injuries. If you’re represented by Galveston criminal defense lawyer Tad Nelson, you can expect us to review every aspect of your case to find the best defense strategy.

Emotions & The Law Don’t Mix

In legal proceedings, especially those as intense and delicate as child abuse cases, the narrative can shift rapidly. Defense attorneys should have a knack for managing these shifts by employing a flexible strategy.

The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates

Passionate, Experienced Child Abuse Defense Lawyers

We’re ready to provide legal representation to individuals facing criminal charges for assault, child abuse, and domestic violence.

To speak with Attorneys Tad Nelson or Amber Spurlock regarding your case, contact our law firm today at 409-765-5614. We provide 100% confidential consultations and in-depth case reviews. Child abuse cases are serious. It’s important to get your legal footing right as soon as possible.

Tad Nelson, Board Certified Galveston Criminal Defense Lawyer

Attorney Tad Nelson is Board Certified® in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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