Child Abuse Walnut Creek CA

There are several different code sections which cover a variety of charges relating to harming children or children being the victim of crime. They are not all discussed here but Thomas Daly Law is equipped and ready to handle any child abuse or child victim case. Please call (925) 338-7517

This crime can be charged as a felony if it is committed under circumstances or conditions likely to produce great bodily harm or death. The maximum sentence for the felony is 6 years in state prison – this maximum sentence can be extended if there are other sentencing laws applicable to your specific circumstance. If this is charged as a misdemeanor then the maximum sentence is one year in county jail.

If this crime is charged as not being committed under circumstances or conditions likely to produce great bodily harm or death then the charge must be a misdemeanor and the maximum sentence is 6 months in county jail.

A probationary sentence for this charge can also be arduous. If probation is granted the minimum conditions of probation are: a minimum probationary length of 48 months; a protective order for the benefit of the child victim either requiring a stay-away order or a peaceful contact order; and a one-year child abuser’s counseling program.

This charge is a serious offense and carries with it severe impositions on your liberty. Thomas Daly Law is prepared to represent you through this difficult time. Thomas Daly has experience with children testifying and understands the complexities of this crime and the defenses against it. Thomas can help you understand what is happening, formulate a plan of defense, and see you through to the best outcome available. Call (925) 338-7517 for a free consultation.

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