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Child Abuse

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Society reserves a special place for child abusers and it is not somewhere you want to be. The problem is that it only takes one accusation and your name could be wrongly grouped with the rest of Albuquerque, New Mexico’s child abuse offenders. Is this your story? Have you been falsely or accidently accused when in fact you are innocent of any wrongdoing? Don’t lose hope. Contact our team of child abuse defense attorneys today. We work hard every day to help people just like you. It is our aim to clear your name and help you get your life back on track.

What is Child Abuse?

Child abuse is defined by both Federal and State statutes. At the Federal level, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) defines child abuse as: “Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, or exploitation, or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.”

Under New Mexico state law, child abuse includes all sexual abuse and any physical injury that is not accidental. This includes burns, bruises, broken bones, physical marks, and other physical and mental injury. Under New Mexico child abuse laws, the use of controlled substances or illegal drugs during pregnancy also constitutes abuse.

The Severity of Child Abuse Charges

If you have been accused of child abuse in Albuquerque, New Mexico, you must understand the severity of being charged and convicted. You will face likely jail time, followed by probation and parole. You will encounter a lifetime of consequences including a loss of privacy and civil rights and difficulties finding employment. If you have been wrongly accused, don’t waste any time. You must reach out to an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. Time is of the essence!

False Accusations of Child Abuse

The trouble with accusations is that they are just that: accusations. Anyone can accuse you of something you didn’t do, and it is your responsibility to prove you didn’t do it. Once accused of child abuse, though, it is hard to shake the reputation that goes along with the accusation. People automatically assume you are guilty. What people don’t realize is that false allegations are actually quite common in child abuse cases. Whether your accusation is the result of a bitter divorce or misunderstanding, let us help you fight for your freedoms.

What to Do

If you have been falsely accused of child abuse, act immediately. You cannot assume you won’t be convicted, even though you know you are completely innocent. It is of the utmost importance to contact a qualified attorney with experience fighting these serious charges. Regardless of circumstances, you need the best lawyer you can find.

Contact Us Today

If you are looking for an Albuquerque, New Mexico defense attorney to help you fight child abuse allegations or charges, you have come to the right place. You’ve made the most important step by reaching out; now let us handle the rest.

The New Mexico Criminal Law Offices have helped protect the rights of our clients since 1997. We use our valuable experience, bold strategies, and aggressive defense techniques to fight charges from start to finish. Clearing your name is our number one priority. Contact us today for a free initial consultation and to learn how we provide unparalleled, personalized legal representation for all of our clients. Every case is unique in its circumstances and allegations, but our aim remains the same: We require the prosecution to present full burden of proof in each and every case and will not rest without it. Let us fight for your freedom!