Don’t let elder abuse allegations ruin your career and your relationships. Hire an experienced defense attorney today.
Doctors, social workers, and other care providers have a duty to report signs and symptoms of elder abuse, even though what seems to be a sign of abuse often has a totally innocent explanation. If you are being investigated for elder abuse, it is imperative to contact an experienced elder abuse defense attorney like Chambers Law Firm right away. We can help you tell your side of the story and protect you from any undeserved or unduly harsh penalties.
Types of Elder Abuse
If you have the responsibility of caring for an individual over age 65, and you violate this responsibility by willfully or negligently allowing them to get hurt, you can be charged with elder abuse. The specific types of elder abuse include:
- Physical Abuse—willfully causing a senior to suffer physical injury or pain
- Neglect/Endangerment—willfully placing a senior in a situation where their health or safety is endangered
- Emotional Abuse—isolation, ridicule, and other means of inflicting emotional suffering
- Financial Abuse—committing fraud against a senior or otherwise financially exploiting them for your own benefit
We’ll Find the Best Defense Strategy for Your Case
At Chambers Law Firm, we work hard to build the strongest possible defense strategy for every client. You can rely on us to carefully investigate the facts of your case and find the best way to disprove the charges against you. Some of the most effective defense arguments for elder abuse cases are:
False Accusations: Unfortunately, false allegations of elder abuse can and do occur. These allegations may be made by a family member or coworker who is jealous of the caregiver, by a senior who dislikes their caregiver, or by an elder who is simply confused. By showing that there is insufficient physical evidence behind the accusation, we can get the case dismissed or secure an acquittal at trial.
Accidental Harm: In order to qualify as elder abuse, there must be a willful intent to do harm or clear evidence of negligence. In most cases, accidental injuries simply do not meet this standard. We can bring in medical experts to help evaluate the evidence and determine whether an injury was deliberate or could have been sustained in an ordinary accident.
Now You May Wonder…
…What If I Need to Plead Guilty?
Even if you want to plead guilty to an elder abuse charge, you still need to hire a defense attorney. We can negotiate with the DA to make sure you receive the most lenient charge and sentence possible in exchange for your guilty plea.
Call Now for a Free Consultation
If you have questions about an elder abuse case, please do not hesitate to contact us at 714-760-4088 and request a free initial consultation with an experienced elder abuse defense attorney.