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Do I Need a Child Abuse Defense Attorney?

judge with gavelUnfortunately, reports of child abuse often occur in family law cases. If you are accused of abusing your child, you might be trying to determine the best way to proceed. With so much on the line, it’s crucial to have someone on your side who can help clear your name. Therefore, the first step you should take to ensure your rights are protected is to hire a child abuse defense attorney who has experience handling cases like this.

What a Defense Attorney Can Do For You

Reports of child abuse are taken very seriously in court. In the event, a parent is falsely accused of abusing their child, the judge will take extreme caution to determine whether the allegations are true or false. This means an investigation will be opened up by the Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division to assess the accuracy of the allegation. During this investigation, it’s imperative you have an attorney to help you clear your name.

With the assistance of a defense attorney, you will gather relevant evidence for your case. Even if you think that all of the evidence will point to you being not guilty, it’s essential to consult with a lawyer. An experienced attorney will be able to help you obtain statements from family members, co-workers, friends, or neighbors who are willing to testify about your parenting abilities. A criminal defense lawyer will be able to review the facts of your case and help you create a well-thought-out plan of action moving forward.

Contact Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices if You Have Been Falsely Accused

False allegations of child abuse can have a significant impact on your life and your rights as a parent. A Columbia family law attorney with experience handling cases of false abuse claims will understand the legal issues and the Missouri family law system involved in your case. At Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices, we will do everything we can to get the best possible outcome.

Contact Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices today if you need legal representation.