Aggravated Child Abuse Tennessee
Child Abuse Defense Attorneys in Nashville, TN
Aggravated child abuse, in general terms, is defined according to how seriously a child was injured and/or whether a deadly weapon was used. In most cases, aggravated child abuse is considered a Class B felony, but if the abused child is disabled or younger than eight years old, the offense becomes a Class A felony.
Knowledgeable and tenacious criminal defense is your urgent need until your case is resolved. At May McKinney, we have in-depth knowledge of forensic pathology. We know that a favorable outcome in may depend on questions such as when an injury occurred, who was with the child at different times, and whether it can be demonstrated that an injury was the result of an accident.
Every aggravated child abuse case is fact-specific and deserves a custom analysis. We prepare every case as if for a jury. To learn more, call our Nashville aggravated child abuse lawyers at (615) 265-6383.
What Is Aggravated Child Abuse?
According to Tennessee law, aggravated child abuse may include the abuse of a child:
- Resulting in serious bodily harm
- Occurring with use of a deadly weapon or instrument, or controlled substance
- Done in a "heinous, atrocious or cruel" way, or involving torture
If you have been charged with aggravated child abuse, keep in mind that in order to get a conviction, the state will have to prove that you knowingly or by other means treated a child in such a way as to inflict injury. Involve a Nashville defense lawyer who can mount a powerful defense on your behalf.
Do not let the prosecution take away your right to legal representation. The consequences of a conviction on a charge of aggravated child abuse can be very damaging to your life.
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