A criminal charge of child endangerment or child abuse is frightening, especially when the charge is unfounded. Under California law it is not necessarily against the law to impose physical punishment on your children. Physical punishment is not child abuse when justified as a reasonable form of discipline. Alanna respects your rights as a parent to rear and discipline your own kids. And whatever the charge, physical abuse, child endangerment, or child neglect, Alanna appreciates the emotional nature of the allegations to all involved and conducts an in-depth investigation.
A criminal conviction of child abuse can have family law consequences, in addition to imprisonment or jail. If you are charged or accused of child abuse, please contact Alanna D. Coopersmith at (510) 628-0596 for a free and confidential consultation about your defenses.