Any allegation of child abuse is a serious matter. It can have long-lasting consequences, such as a permanent criminal conviction, supervised probation, and no-contact order with family members. Additionally, Delaware child abuse charges can have further career-threatening consequences when the State seeks to have the accused "substantiated" for child abuse, meaning potential permanent registration on the Delaware Child Abuse Registry.
Frequently, there are harmless explanations for child abuse accusations. More often than not, many accusations are suspiciously raised for the first time once divorce and custody proceedings occur between parents.
I have many years of experience defending child abuse charges and handling Substantiation hearings.
Regardless of the circumstances, it is important to have skilled and experienced representation when facing any child abuse allegation. Delaware criminal defense attorney John Barber is experienced in handling all child abuse cases and Substantiation hearings. Call or email today for a free initial consultation.