Child abuse charges can be incredibly overwhelming. In an instant, your life is turned upside down, often just because of a simple mistake or misunderstanding. While these accusations might feel like the end of the world, there are often defenses available to you that could get your charges reduced or even dropped.
The award-winning team at Rossen Law Firm is prepared to fight for your rights and present an airtight defense on your behalf. Our child abuse attorneys leave no stone unturned when building your case, and we prioritize you and your future every step of the way. To learn more about child abuse defenses in South Florida, get in touch with us.
At Rossen Law Firm, we start building your defense from day one. The very first part of that is making sure you do not speak to anybody from the moment you are arrested. Everything runs through us. Think of your lawyer as your own personal Captain America. Our weapon is our shield, and our job is to shield our clients from law enforcement. From here, our Fort Lauderdale team can start examining the facts of your child abuse case and working on your defense.
Once we start digging into the allegations, we are looking for a “why” in your case. The police are going to say that their “why” was most likely hot-headed parents who were over-disciplining the child. However, there is often more at play here.
Maybe the child is having behavioral problems. Maybe the child has an overactive imagination. Maybe the child was doing something, was lying to gain friends or get sympathy. What was going on at home? Is there a divorce, a separation? Is one parent putting the child up to this for influence in child custody or divorce proceedings?
We have seen cases where all these things have been issues and reasons for children to either lie or over-exaggerate. An experienced Fort Lauderdale attorney can take these facts and turn them into a defense that demonstrates why your case unfolded as it did. From here, we can work to prove that your actions were not indicative of child abuse.
Law enforcement is held to very specific procedural standards when conducting any type of criminal investigation. When police mislead someone or violate their constitutional rights, this could be a basis for throwing out their evidence.
We want to look into what types of questions children were asked. Often, police officers, school resource officers, and DCF investigators ask leading questions that are suggestive of an answer. This can lead children to say things they do not mean.
Law enforcement can do this intentionally or unintentionally. A lot of times, these officers will spend an hour or two talking to the child off the record. In their own way, they will essentially be helping the child fill in the gaps of a story. This often means that by the time a statement is recorded, it has been solidified by law enforcement and is made up of mostly untrue information. Our expert legal team can dig deep into that entire procedure of what was done off-camera when building a child abuse defense.
Child abuse cases do not always resolve right away. These are cases that, if we cannot get them dismissed right away, are usually going to be a long fight. A lot of these cases involve patience. However, child abuse cases often get better with age.
The longer things go on, the more they tend to get better because stories fall apart and stories change. This can be a game-changer in your case. We want to see the full picture to build the best possible defense on your behalf.
If you have questions about child abuse defenses in South Florida, we are here to help. The dedicated team at Rossen Law Firm is committed to making things right for you and protecting your future. We know that bad things sometimes happen to good people, and we will not back down when it comes to fighting for you. Schedule a strategy session with us to get started on your case.
Rossen Law Firm’s legal team understands what’s at stake when you’re charged with a crime in South Florida. We’re committed to defending you and protecting your rights. Our legal team is ready to create a customized strategy for your case to fight for the best possible outcome. We handle Criminal, DUI, Federal, Domestic Violence, Marchman Act & Baker Act cases, and more.
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