Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 – All that you should know
Being charged under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 for child abuse or child neglect is a painful experience. The nature of an allegation under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 is such that it affects your reputation in society badly. Being accused of any criminal charge can be distressing. However, a child abuse allegation can turn your life upside down. There is a social stigma attached to such charges. Not only does a charge under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 ruin your reputation but it also affects your relationship with your close ones. The anxiety and stress caused by a charge under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 can alter your true nature. You lose your confidence and are unable to decide anything. This inability to make prudent decisions makes it important for you to hire a skilled lawyer who can represent your interests. A charge under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 can bring severe penalties in addition to the social consequences. To reduce the negative consequences of a charge under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1, you should never hesitate to hire experienced attorneys. Our team at The Law Offices Of SRIS, P.C. are here to guide you through every step of the way. We have dealt with several cases that are similar to yours. Our attorneys are aware of the various circumstances in which an innocent person can be framed for a charge under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1. We will help you prove your innocence, call us at once!!
Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 – What acts are prohibited?
On being charged under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 it is important to schedule a consultation with an adept lawyer to find out the reason for the charges being imposed against you. Not knowing the circumstances of your charge places you at a disadvantage.
Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 imposes punishment for child abuse and neglect if the following conditions are satisfied:
- Any person who is responsible for taking care of the child can be charged under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1. Any person responsible includes the child’s mother, father or guardian, or any other person who is responsible to take care of the child.
- If such a person who is responsible to take care of the child under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 behaves in a manner that exposes the minor child to harm, or injury, he/she can be punished. However, it is important that such exposure to injury was willfully done and not unintentional
- If such a person who is responsible to take care of the child under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 intentionally refuses to provide the minor child with the required care, he/she can be punished.
- Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 applies if the age of the child who is the subject matter of the charge is below 18 years of age.
- Under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 serious injury includes internal injuries, disfigurement, fracture, mutilation, burns, maiming, and other such severe injuries.
To know more about a charge under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1, you should take the support of our lawyers. Our team will go through your case papers to identify if the legal requirements have been fulfilled. Call our lawyers at The Law Offices Of SRIS, P.C. now!!
Can a protective order be issued for a charge under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1?
A protective order is an order issued by the court to protect a vulnerable person such as a battered wife or an abused child. The issuance of such orders is crucial in cases filed under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1. In these cases, the child is provided protection. Any criminal case has several stages and the criminal proceeding goes on for a long period of time. During the pendency of a criminal charge under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1, it is crucial for the complaining child or child victim to feel safe. The safety of the victim is the prime goal of these protective orders. Not only do these orders help the child feel like any other normal child but these orders also help the kid attain the required progress in education and other activities without worrying about the pending criminal case.
For a charge under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1, the accused may be ordered to stop having any contact with the alleged victim. In most cases, the alleged victim is the child of the accused and there is a need to get the order amended. If you are ever charged under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 and a protective order has been ordered against you, then you should take the guidance of a proficient attorney to amend your protective order to be allowed to meet your relative or child. In protective order cases under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1, the order may also require an inspection of your home to ascertain if it is safe for the child. You should always schedule a consultation with a proficient lawyer to know more about the protective order you have been imposed with. Our team at The Law Offices Of SRIS, P.C. can provide you with quick and effective solutions.
Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 – What are the penalties that can be imposed?
For a charge under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1, grave penalties can be imposed. A conviction under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 is considered a Class 4 felony. If you are ever convicted for an offense under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1, you can be imposed imprisonment that extends from 2 to 10 years and a fine that can extend up to $1,00,000. If the charge involved reckless disregard for the life of the child, then the accused can be charged with a Class 6 felony and can be imposed with jail time of 1 to 5 years. To avoid these grave penalties, you should always take the guidance of adept lawyers who are experienced in defending charges under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1. Fix an appointment with our lawyer right now!!
Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 – Common strategies
In most of the cases involving Virginia Code 18.2-371.1, the accusations made against the accused are false and baseless. There are several reasons for such false accusations such as enmity between parents. A charge under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1 can be a ground to deny custody rights. When one parent wants to have custody, he/she may instigate the child to make false accusations against the other parent under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1. Other situations include cases where the injury was caused accidentally and not by the defendant. In such cases, the lawyer you consult will take all efforts to prove that the case was fabricated and that the injury was not caused by the client. Medical reports about the injury are crucial in these cases. If you can submit enough proof that there are other causes for the injury, then you can get the charge dismissed easily with the support of an adept lawyer. In other rare situations, if a parent is in a new relationship, the child may not like the new partner and may falsely accuse the parent under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1. These charges are complex and the defense strategies are complicated. Professional support is essential to dismiss the case. Speak to the lawyers at The Law Offices Of SRIS, P.C. for winning defense solutions.
Are you worried about your charge under Virginia Code 18.2-371.1? Do not be distressed with the charge!! Contact our team of lawyers at The Law Offices Of SRIS, P.C. for solutions that can alter the outcome of your case. Fix an appointment with our team at once!!