Giving Parents A Voice In The Juvenile And Criminal Justice Systems
If you have been accused of child abuse or neglect, both your parental rights and your personal freedom may be at stake. It is important to contact an experienced attorney who is prepared to represent you in both juvenile dependency court and criminal court if necessary.
At the law office of Robert D. Chase, representing parents in child abuse cases is a major part of our practice. Modesto child abuse defense lawyer Robert D. Chase, a former chief public defender of Stanislaus County, has been protecting clients’ rights for more than 30 years.
Defending Clients Against All Types Of Child Abuse Allegations
In California, petitions to remove children from their parents are dealt with in juvenile dependency court, while criminal child neglect and abuse charges are dealt with in criminal court. These are two very different court systems with different standards and procedures.
Mr. Chase has many years of criminal defense experience and is also one of only a few lawyers in Stanislaus County who regularly appears in juvenile dependency court. He has the experience to effectively defend parents against all types of allegations, including:
- Shaken baby syndrome
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Child sexual abuse
- Child battery
- Emotional abuse
Child abuse and neglect allegations are obviously very emotional for parents. Mr. Chase’s role is to advise clients based on his long experience and insight, helping them weigh potential consequences such as loss of parental rights, potential jail time and immigration sanctions.
Stanislaus County Juvenile Dependency And Criminal Court Lawyer
Having your children taken from you by Child Protective Services (CPS) or being charged with child abuse can be extremely intimidating. We can offer the guidance and support you need. To schedule a meet with Mr. Chase, please contact our office at 209-526-1760 or by email.