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Child Abuse and Neglect

Reno Child Abuse & Neglect Defense Lawyers

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—and 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 child abuse lawyers at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. have more than a century of combined experience. If you have been accused of this crime, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.

Call (775) 227-2280 or submit an online contact form to get started.

Why Choose Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.?

  • AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for legal skill and ethics
  • Our team includes some of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • Our team includes members of the Nevada Legal Elite list
  • We have 100+ years of collective trial law experience

Defending Against Allegations of Child Abuse

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 it comes to determining child custody and other family law matters.

When you choose our firm to represent you, our Reno child abuse and neglect 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 (CPS) 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 attorneys represent the accused in state and federal courts all over Nevada.

Request a Free, Confidential Consultation Today

Allegations of child abuse, neglect, or endangerment are serious. If you are facing such charges, it is in your best interests to avoid speaking to law enforcement until you have secured representation from a reputable defense attorney.

Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is ready to serve as your zealous advocate throughout the legal process. We fight to protect the rights of parents who are facing serious accusations, working to protect their rights, freedoms, and futures. Reach out to our award-winning legal team today to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your charges.

If you are accused of child abuse in the Reno-Sparks area, be sure to protect your rights as a parent. Call (775) 227-2280 or schedule a consultation using our online contact form.

What Sets Our Firm Apart?

Reasons to Hire Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.
  • Our Strategy

    We’re true trial lawyers. We prepare every case as if it’s going to trial. This ensures we’re ready for the unexpected.

  • Our Resources

    When your case is bigger than you, you need a firm with the resources to support and guide you through it.

  • Our Availability

    When you call, we answer. It’s that simple. We understand that the key to results is constant communication.

  • Our Experience

    You need an attorney who hasn’t just learned about the law, but someone who practices it day in and day out.

Client Success Stories

Hear From Our Past Clients
  • “She is also very personal and kindhearted and made me feel like she cared about me and the outcome and that I wasn’t just another case file on her desk. I highly recommend using Stephanie Funk as your attorney.”

    - Shani N.
  • We have been through a lot in this journey and honestly they have been standing by our side 100% and guided us thoroughly!!!

    We have been through a lot in this journey and honestly they have been standing by our side 100% and guided us thoroughly!!!

    - Jeanne and Zay
  • They took care of every aspect of my case from beginning to end.

    “They took care of every aspect of my case from beginning to end. I cannot thank Shawn and his group enough.”

    - Jed L.
  • I will be recommending her highly to anyone I know, that needs an excellent Attorney.

    “I’ve never felt so much that someone was on my side and would do whatever it took to help me through. She negotiated a great outcome for me and I will be recommending her highly to anyone, I know, that needs an excellent Attorney.”

    - Lorna
  • Outstanding, ethical, very well educated in all aspects of criminal law, and trustworthy.

    “Tom Viloria treats your case and you like you are the only thing that matters. He fights until a successful outcome is reached.”

    - Former Client
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