Child abuse allegations are serious enough to put people out of work, even if they are longstanding members of a correctional facility staff. A man recently lost his job at a correctional facility in St. Lucie County because of allegations of child abuse. The gentlemen has not yet been convicted, but the facility terminated him in light of the impending charges. The correctional facility said that it made its decision because the accused person’s situation threatened the facility’s integrity. A St. Lucie County child abuse attorney can be able to help with the case.
Another relative of the child was what prompted the investigation. The relative brought the child to the police station and reported that the child’s father had him locked in a room for several hours. The relative also reported that the father allegedly beat the child and deprived him of food. The police arrested both parents after further investigation of the matter. The male is being held on a $50,000 bail while the female is being held on a $30,000 bail. They will both need a St. Lucie County criminal defense attorney to help them with their case.
Child abuse can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances. The lawyers that defend the people in this case will most likely be fighting felony charges. A conviction will affect both defendants in more ways than losing their jobs. Family and friends will look at them differently. They will be barred from getting jobs that they may enjoy because of their history of alleged child abuse. The defendants will need to have attorneys representing them because of the destruction level of such cases. They will need to schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney in the county who has a long history of protecting citizens who are charged with child abuse.
If you or someone you know is facing similar charges, then you can schedule an appointment with Jonathan Jay Kirschner. Mr. Kirschner and the attorneys at his firm have been serving people in the area since 1980. You can schedule an appointment by either calling on the phone or completing an online form. The phone number to the firm is 772-489-8501. The online form is short and easy to complete. Someone will return your call quickly and schedule a meeting for you with a reputable attorney as soon as possible.