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Child Abuse Lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona

Joshua S. Davidson has handled many cases with child abuse charges during his years as a Phoenix criminal defense attorney and prosecutor. Child abuse is defined as an act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker, resulting in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation of a child.

The State of Arizona considers child abuse to be a very serious offense, and imposes harsh penalties on those who are convicted. Having an experienced lawyer on your side is the first step in protecting your legal rights. You can find that in the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson.

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What Constitues Child Abuse?

Under Arizona Revised States (A.R.S) § 24-403.03, any form of abuse, whether it is physical, verbal, or emotional, made by an adult towards a child would be considered child abuse. Attorney Davidson understands that these types of accusations are harmful to one's reputation, prospects for the future, and in proceedings usch as determining child custody and other family law matters.

There are different types of abuse involved in cases of child abuse, including the following:

  • Physical abuse
  • Neglect
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Emotional abuse
  • Abandonment
  • Child molestation

If you have had child abuse allegations brought up against you, there is a lot at stake. Especially if the child abuse allegation against you is sexual in nature, you risk losing the respect of friends, family members and co-workers, not to mention the permanent tarnishing of your reputation. Anyone who has children or works with children on a daily basis faces a particularly high risk of being accused of child abuse.

Having dealt with many cases in Phoenix involving child abuse allegations, Joshua S. Davidson realizes that sometimes there are underlying motives to child abuse accusations, and he will work hard to expose these in order to maximize the chances of having the charges against you dropped.

Child Abuse Conviction Penalties in Phoenix, Arizona

The sentences following a child abuse conviction in Phoenix differ in severity depending upon the particular offense, and as an experienced criminal defense lawyer, Joshua S. Davidson has seen these first hand. If convicted, individuals accused of child molestation or child sexual abuse will be sentenced to a lengthy prison term and to a lifetime of having to be registered sex offenders. Being labeled a sex offender in the state of Arizona is an extremely humiliating experience and it can determine where you work and live, not to mention how far you come within distance of children, schools and playgrounds in your community.

Child abuse charges are very serious in nature and need to be handled accordingly. As your Phoenix criminal defense attorney, Joshua S. Davidson will do everything in his power to provide an aggressive defense to the child abuse allegations that have been brought up against you.

If you or someone you care about has been charged with child abuse, contact Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Joshua S. Davidson today to discuss the case.

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