Child Abuse Defense Attorney in Tampa

Being accused of child abuse can simply turn your world upside down. From the moment that you are accused, you will be labeled a “child abuser.” That label alone may cost you your job, your reputation, and lead to your children being taken away from you. Unfortunately, people are falsely accused of child abuse every day. They bear the burden of paying for the accusations of an overzealous neighbor, a vindictive spouse, or a meddlesome in-law. If you or a loved one faces this reality, it’s imperative that you contact a child abuse defense attorney in Tampa at The Rickman Law Firm immediately.

Why a Child Abuse Defense Lawyer in Tampa?

The state of Florida takes child abuse seriously, as well it should. Unfortunately, the reporting of child abuse can lead to parents being wrongly accused. A child abuse defense lawyer in Tampa can launch a number of defenses to negate a prosecutor’s case. This includes:

  • – False Report: The state of Florida requires that suspected child abuse be reported regardless of whether or not evidence is present to support the claim. This is the source of many false claims. False claims also stem from malicious intent. An ex-spouse, a family member, or even the child may make a claim of child abuse.
  • – Parental Privilege: Parents or people who serve in a parental role (teachers, caregivers, legal guardians) have a legal right to administer physical discipline so long as it doesn’t result in injuries more serious than minor bruising.
  • – Accidental Injury: At times, injuries may happen to children leading people to file a child abuse claim. A skilled child abuse defense attorney in Tampa can work to refute this claim.

The Rickman Law Firm Can Help You

Anthony Rickman is an experienced child abuse defense lawyer in Tampa who has successfully defended his clients against false claims of child abuse. When working with Mr. Rickman, you can rest assure that he will examine every detail of your circumstance to uncover flaws in the prosecution’s case and skillfully utilize them to demonstrate your innocence. Over the years, Mr. Rickman has represented clients throughout the state of Florida in all stages of child abuse and neglect cases, including motions to dismiss, motions to suppress, motions to exclude expert witnesses, restraining orders, DCF investigations, and jury trials. Let his experience, skill, and work ethic get results for you.

For a free consultation with an experienced child abuse defense attorney in Tampa, please contact The Rickman Law Firm at (813) 712-8736 or submit our contact request form.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

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