Have You Been Accused of Child Abuse? Let Bill Kennedy Law Help

Crimes involving children are harshly prosecuted in the United States. Children cannot defend themselves as readily as adults, which means if you are facing criminal charges for child abuse, you need to be looking for a reputable defense team.


When alleged child abuse occurs and authorities hear about it, the case oftentimes becomes the state’s concern, regardless of if the accuser has second thoughts about pressing charges. In other words, if a spouse, partner, or other party calls 911 then realizes their mistake, it is too late. So if you find yourself in a situation where jail time or child abuse charges are a real possibility, reach out to Bill Kennedy Law for help.

CALL 903-337-1986


Looking Closer at Child Abuse

Child abuse and neglect, according to The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, can refer to either of the following:

  • “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”
  • “An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm”


The consequences of a child abuse or child neglect conviction can be very severe. A conviction could result in jail time, limitations in child visitation, obligatory counseling, loss of gun privileges, probation, or even a serious prison sentence. Child abuse involving injuries or weapons is considered to be a felony, so if a court finds you guilty of child abuse, you could quickly see your life changed for the worse.

If you’re facing charges or are under investigation for domestic violence, including child abuse, you should not attempt to resolve the issue by yourself. Any communication you make with the victim could mean more charges against you. Of course, every case is different and, in many cases, the outcome will depend on a complex legal investigation.


Strengthening Consequences of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

The Texas legislature has worked toward beefing up its prosecution domestic violence laws, which incorporates child abuse statutes. As a result of this action, law enforcement and the state’s court system have enacted new policies. Also, prosecuting attorneys now play a prime role when it comes to enforcing new and existing laws related to domestic violence and child abuse. In fact, it isn’t uncommon for prosecutors to file charges against the suspected abuser and seek justice for the alleged victim—even if said victim wishes to not play a role in the investigation. In these instances, the State seeks criminal charges against the alleged abuser.


If you are accused of child abuse, it could severely affect your reputation and rights as a parent. This being the case, it is of the utmost importance to seek legal counsel and representation from an attorney as soon as possible if you are facing allegations of domestic violence or child abuse. If you are in a sticky situation, let us help you through this difficult time in your life. Call us at (972) 939-4878 for a free consultation today.


Rely on Our Experience for Child Abuse Charges

At Bill Kennedy Law, we aggressively and diligently work to get you results you desire in your case. We are committed to resolving your family law needs with honesty and integrity. At Bill Kennedy Law, we are attorneys with extensive trial training who utilize state-of-the-art trial techniques. So call our team at (972) 939-4878 today! You can also live chat with us or email us here.

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