DuPage County Child Abuse Defense Attorneys
Zealously Fighting Illinois Neglect Allegations
Few criminal allegations invoke the scorn and propensity to disregard the presumption of innocence than crimes against children. While child abuse is a serious issue, false allegations can result from a variety of sources that include:
- Overzealous teachers;
- Vindictive exes;
- Misinterpreted physical signs by health care providers; and
- Suggestive interviews conducted by therapists.
Our experienced DuPage County child abuse attorneys understand that mere allegations of child abuse can impact your job and reputation. If you are convicted, the consequences might go beyond the criminal penalties, such as incarceration in jail or prison, mandatory counseling, parenting classes, a criminal record, probation and other penalties. Based on the facts, your children might be removed from your home.
DuPage County Child Abuse Law Firm
Ramsell & Associates, LLC has established a national reputation for meticulous preparation, exemplary legal motions and documents, timely communication and diligent advocacy. Our criminal defense law firm has been representing those accused of crimes that include allegations of physical and sexual abuse against children for more than 30 years. Our attorneys have handled more than 16,000 criminal defense matters that include many complex and high-profile cases. Some of the designations bestowed upon our founding partner Donald Ramsell include:
- “Illinois Leading Lawyer in Criminal-DUI Defense” (Crane Magazine)
- “Illinois Leading Lawyer in Criminal Appeals” (Crane Magazine)
- “Illinois Super Lawyer” (Chicago Magazine)
Our law firm has received national and international acclaim with criminal cases featured on FOX, CBS, NBC, COURT-TV, ABC’s 20/20, FOX, The Financial Times, Washington Post, The New York Times, and Chicago Tribune. Our law firm has developed a reputation for sophisticated criminal defense that uses state of the art forensic and litigation tools and strategies.
Understanding Child Abuse Law in Illinois
The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) abuse and neglect as, “Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, or exploitation, or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.”
Because of the broad language of the statute many types of acts can constitute child abuse, so you should seek prompt legal representation and avoid speaking to the police or investigators about your case. Whether an injury that occurred innocently is being misinterpreted or your child has been coached by a spiteful former spouse, we carefully investigate the facts and effectively cross-examine adverse witnesses. We might also employ child psychology experts to expose improper suggestions and parental alienation.
DuPage County Child Abuse & Neglect Defense Attorneys
Whether you are under investigation or you have been formally arrested and charged, time is of the essence in retaining an experience DuPage County child abuse lawyer to protect your reputation, future and family relationships. We invite you to call us today at 630-256-8001 or contact us online schedule your free consultation in our conveniently located office in Naperville. Ramsell & Associates, LLC also has offices in Wheaton and St. Charles or Rolling Meadows by appointment.