Crimes Against Children

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The Law office of Keith A. Singer is committed to providing you with the best possible defense. You will receive compassionate representation from a skilled attorney who is dedicated to bring about the best possible outcome for you.

We understand the devastation caused by these types of abuse and neglect. We fight aggressively to protect your child's rights and safety. We handle a range of crimes against children, including the following:

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Child Abuse

Child Abuse

Child abuse is defined as anything that puts a child’s emotional and/or physical health and development in danger. The abuse can be anything from physical or emotional abuse to sexual abuse and neglect.  Physical child abuse is anything that results in a non-accidental injury to the child, such as:

  • Shaking
  • Kicking
  • Hitting
  • Burning
  • Any other type of bodily harm

Emotional child abuse occurs when the abuser exhibits a behavior or attitude that will interfere with the mental health or social development of that child. This can include:

  • Vulgar language, whether it’s directed towards the child or not
  • Shouting or yelling at the child
  • Name calling
  • Making fun of, belittling or degrading the child

Child Neglect

Child Neglect

Neglect occurs when the caretaker fails to provide the children with the proper items for their development or physical needs. This includes:

  • Improper supervision
  • Unsafe housing
  • Inadequate food or clothing
  • Negligent medical care
  • Poor hygiene

Sexual Abuse/ Molestation

Sexual Abuse/ Molestation  

Sexual abuse refers to any sexual act that occurs between an adult and a child. This includes:

  • Exhibitionism
  • Sexual videos, games, pictures or other images
  • Forced viewing of sexual acts
  • Any other lewd behavior

If the court finds history of significant domestic violence, the offending parent has the burden of proving to the court's satisfaction that parenting time will not endanger the child or significantly impair the child's emotional development. If the parent meets this burden to the court's satisfaction, the court shall place conditions on parenting time that best protect the child and the other parent from further harm. 

Criminal charges of child abuse or child sexual abuse require the immediate attention of a family lawyer who has seen the legal and personal damage abuse cases can cause, and who has helped clients overcome child abuse and end the cycle of violence. These cases require a complete factual and legal investigation. We utilize an extensive network of experts and professionals, and work with the best investigators and experts to ensure that the victim is well prepared and persuasively presented.

For Concerns Regarding Crimes Against Children Please Call the Law Office of Keith A. Singer