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Child Abuse Charges and Criminal Defense

Child abuse is the very serious crime of deliberately inflicting injury to a minor, whether physical, emotional, or mental. It can also involve crimes of child neglect, child molestation, and child exploitation. In Indiana, child abuse is considered a violent crime, and charged as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the severity of the offense. Not only is it a crime to commit child abuse,failure to report child abuse is too. Any adult that knows or has reasonable belief that a minor is being abused or neglected has the legal duty to report the crime to the right authorities, or face “Failure to Report Child Abuse” charges, a Class B Misdemeanor conviction in Indiana.False reports of child abuse are also crimes and punishable as Class A misdemeanors. If you are being investigated for child abuse or neglect, or any of the aforementioned crimes, talk to a criminal defense lawyer right away. Those convicted of child abuse can face a long list of severe penalties including jail time, loss of child custody, sex offender registration, felony record, and more.

David E. Lewis, Attorney at Law, has extensive trial and litigation experience, as well as, an in-depth understanding of criminal law and child abuse prosecution strategies. He will craft a strong and impactful defense against your child neglect charges and challenge every aspect of your case. He works around the clock, staying prepared at all times to defend your rights and protect your future. Call Attorney David E. Lewis today at 317-636-7514 and schedule a FREE CASE EVALUATION to discuss an effective legal defense for your charges.
Have You Been Charged With Child Abuse in Indiana?
Since child abuse crimes are against minors (under the age of 17), they are generally prosecuted and penalized more harshly than other domestic violence crimes . Once a report of child abuse is made, Indiana law enforcement and prosecution will immediately get involved, CPS will be at the door in a matter of hours, and a person can stand to lose several rights in a very short amount of time. This is why it is vital to quickly retain the services of a licensed and experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately following child abuse allegations. They will take the necessary steps to safeguard your rights and preserve your freedom.

Don’t get caught up in child abuse and neglect allegations without someone by your side who is capable of defending you. Attorney David E. Lewis has the litigation skills necessary to build a defense that will protect you from becoming another victim of the Indiana penal system. He considers every client a top-priority, and does everything in his power to obtain the fairest possible resolution to your case. Call David E. Lewis, Attorney at Law, for aggressive and competent legal counsel that never backs down. Reach his office at 317-636-7514 and schedule an appointment to evaluate your case.

In Indiana, anyone who has reason to believe that a minor is a victim of child abuse or child neglect has the legal responsibility to make a report to Child Protective Services (CPS) or to the police. Reports are made anonymously and kept confidential.

Indiana State Child Abuse Hotline # 1-800-800-5556
Child Protective Services(CPS)
Indiana Department of Child Services
False Reports are Subject to Class A Misdemeanor Charges.

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