Reno Child Abuse Defense Attorneys
Protecting Parents from Charges of Abuse & Neglect
The state of Nevada takes allegations of child abuse seriously, and prosecutors are often aggressive in pursuing those who have been accused. Penalties for child abuse, either emotional or physical, can result in a prison sentence of 1 to 6 years in a best-case scenario—that’s if the child was not substantially harmed and the defendant has no prior child abuse charges on their record.
If a child is found to be significantly harmed, either mentally or physically, then defendants face between 2 and 20 years in prison. When facing such charges, it is important that you work with a criminal defense attorney who can help you protect your rights and interests. The Reno criminal defense lawyers at Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.P. have more than a century of experience. Contact us today for a case consultation.
Dial (775) 284-8888 or contact us online to speak with our team or schedule an appointment.
Our lawyers have been recognized for our skill in court:
- AV® Preeminent Rating for legal skill and ethics
- Team includes some of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
- Team includes member of Nevada Legal Elite list
- 100+ years of collective trial law experience
Skilled Child Abuse Defense Services
A person who willfully causes a child to suffer physical pain or mental suffering can be charged with child abuse, neglect, or endangerment, depending on the facts of the case. The consequences for child abuse are significant; in addition to jail time and other possible criminal penalties, those convicted will be at a disadvantage when determining child custody and other family law matters.
Our Reno criminal defense attorneys will thoroughly examine your case to determine the best opportunities for your defense. In many cases, allegations of child abuse are exaggerated or misconstrued; our legal team will help you get to the bottom of the issue, protecting your rights and freedom every step of the way.
Dealing with Child Protective Services
If you have been charged with child abuse, neglect, or endangerment, child protective services will likely be involved in an effort to protect the child. It is important to know that Child Protective Services is permitted under the law to share whatever information it gathers in the course of its investigation with law enforcement. This information can often be used against you in the criminal matter. For this reason, you should always contact a criminal defense lawyer before speaking with child protective services or the police about allegations of child abuse. Our Reno attorneys represent the accused in state and federal courts all over Nevada.
If you are accused of child abuse in the Reno-Sparks area, be sure to protect your rights as a parent. Call our firm at (775) 284-8888 or schedule a consultation using our online contact form.