DES MOINES ATTORNEY HANDLING CHILD ABUSE CHARGES

Child abuse allegations can be devastating. Not just because of the criminal consequences, but because of how such legal action can tear a family apart. If you have been charged with child abuse, you will likely face the potential for conviction as well a social stigma among friends and family.

I am attorney Joseph Vogel of Vogel Law, PLLC, in Des Moines, Iowa. I understand that there are many red flags that can make teachers, nurses, doctors and other mandatory reporters as well as friends, family and neighbors raise accusations of child abuse against parents. Not all of these red flags are founded in the truth.

I can help make sure your family and your individual rights are protected through experienced criminal defense. Contact my office online or by telephone at 515-243-1978 to discuss your case with an experienced domestic violence and abuse defense lawyer.

Defense Against Child Abuse Accusations

Parental alienation during spousal disputes: Child abuse and child neglect laws are in place to protect children above all else. Unfortunately, sometimes an angry spouse will use abuse allegations as a way to alienate a child from a parent or make divorce proceedings more difficult for one party. These allegations can involve physical violence like hitting a child, emotional abuse or sex crime accusations such as child molestation.

Misunderstandings about physical injuries: Accidents happen, but sometimes the injuries that result from an accident are misinterpreted by teachers, school aids or babysitters as evidence of abuse and neglect at home. While it is understandable for these individuals to be concerned, not every suspicion is founded in the truth. You need an attorney who can gather and present the evidence needed to absolve you of false allegations.

Parental right to discipline: People can disagree about how to raise a child, but ultimately it is the parent's job to decide what kind of discipline the child needs. This kind of discipline can include spankings and other minor physical warnings, as long as the child does not walk away with anything more than minor injuries.

CHILD ABUSE DEFENSE OPTIONS ARE TOUCHY, AND THEY INVOLVE VERY PARTICULAR LEGAL DETAILS. CONTACT MY OFFICE AND DISCUSS YOUR CASE DIRECTLY WITH ME, YOUR ATTORNEY, DURING A CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION. I AM HERE TO LISTEN AND GIVE YOU THE DEFENSE YOU NEED.