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Child Abuse & Neglect

Defense Help for Upstate South Carolina Child Abuse Charges

The Law Office of Lauren M. Taylor provides representation for people accused of child abuse, child neglect, and endangering the welfare of a child. She also advises parents, grandparents, and other caregivers about the best way to respond to less serious charges. Child abuse and neglect charges can lead to serious consequences for a defendant’s entire family, so it is important to seek help right away.

Get Advice on Child Welfare Charges

In many cases, a child abuse offense is charged as a misdemeanor, but this can change if the offense involves sexual assault or a physical injury to a child. Your best defense strategy is unique because it depends on the evidence against you and any previous history of child abuse offenses. Your defense attorney will present you with all of the options and advise you about the best course of action for your particular case.

When you come to us for help, we use our experience to determine the best defense. One of the first things we do is read the police report and determine the severity of the charge. If you left your child in the car for 15 minutes while you bought milk and bread, you will likely have more options than someone who gambled for five hours while his child waited in the car. There are many factors that can complicate this type of case, such as the credibility of witnesses and the age of the child. Teachers, social workers, and other mandated reporters may report small bruises or scratches that were the result of falling off a swing or playing too rough with a sibling.

If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney in Greenville, South Carolina, call Lauren Taylor at 864-326-2888 for a free consultation.