Child Abuse & CACI
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney – (858) 281-4605
People who have been accused of child abuse in California could face a lifetime of consequences if they do not properly defend themselves. At the Law Office of George Gedulin, our San Diego domestic violence lawyer proudly stands by the accused, creates formidable defense cases, and insists on keeping the criminal justice system honest and in-check. You are innocent until proven guilty, and no amount of social stigma or biasness should be able to take that right away.
Let us stand up for you, in and out of court. Contact our defense firm now.
What Constitutes Child Abuse in California?
While child abuse may seem to be a term geared towards physical violence, this is not the only way child abuse can occur under the lens of the law. Effectively, any sort of behavior that endangers a child’s wellbeing could be misconstrued into or interpreted as child abuse under California law. You can even be accused for not taking any action at all when action would have been necessary to protect the child’s wellbeing.
Different types of child abuse include:
- Physical harm
- Emotional or mental trauma
- Sexual abuse
What is the Child Abuse Central Index?
In California, there is a system called the Child Abuse Central Index (CACI). Any accusation or suspicion of child abuse is sent to CACI for investigation, filing, and possible intervention. People who are convicted of child abuse will remain in CACI’s files for an indeterminate amount of time, which is generally equal to the rest of their lives. You do not even need to be convicted of or charged with child abuse or a related crime to be put onto CACI. Worst of all, CACI is a public system that is accessible by employers, lenders, landlords, etc. If you are placed on CACI, your livelihood and reputation will be in serious jeopardy.
On the Child Abuse Central Index, viewers can find the following information:
- Names and description of suspect or offender
- Agency that reported or investigated an offender
- Specifics of abuse alleged
- Case file number or name
Powerful Defense for Any Child Abuse Accusation
Our San Diego child abuse defense attorneys from the Law Office of George Gedulin are ready to represent you, no matter the details of your case. We have the capability, experience, and know-how to manage misdemeanor and felony cases. You can even depend on our defense for federal crimes.
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2 Years Jail. All Other Charges Dismissed. 16 Counts, Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor
Client charged with multiple sexual assault offenses, facing 16 years in prison. Convicted of One Count of Sex with a Minor, 2 years Jail, All other charges dismissed.
2 Years in Jail. Remaining Charges Dismissed 24 Count, Insurance Fraud Conspiracy, Grand Theft in excess of $250,000
Client charged as head of conspiracy to present false claims to insurance companies, losses over $250,000. Client facing 22 years in State Prison. Convicted of two counts of insurance fraud, sentenced to 2 years in jail, remaining charges dismissed.
Dismissed with No Jail Time, Probation Only Assault with Deadly Weapon, Robbery, Burglary
Client charged with multiple counts, potential 14 year sentence. Released with no custody.
Dismissed Charges Assault with semi-automatic Firearm, Criminal Threat, Domestic Violence
Charges exposed client to 8 years in State Prison and two serious strike felonies. Court dismisses all gun related charges at preliminary hearing, client pleads to domestic violence charge only, no custody.
30 Days Probation, Case Dismissed. Attempted Murder
Client charged with Attempted Murder in connection with the death of her husband suffering from a fatal illness. Defense investigation revealed that statements of witnesses were unreliable and unfounded.
Case Dismissed Auto Insurance Fraud
Naval Officer accused of making fraudulent insurance claims on his vehicle, charged with three felony offenses. Case Dismissed after defense investigation and negotiation with District Attorney.
Case Dismissed on Motion Auto Insurance Fraud
Client charged with two felony counts of Auto Insurance Fraud.
Not Guilty. Case Dismissed. Burglary, Theft, Identity Theft
Client was charged with criminal Burglary, Grand Theft and Identity Theft from local retailers. Defense investigation revealed client was not individual shown on security cameras
Reduced Charge Plea Deal Child Molestation Accusation
Career Professional Client facing child molestation charges, requiring lifetime sex registration. Defense negotiated plea deal for non-offender charge of misdemeanor assault.
Not Guilty, Client Acquitted Of All Charges Child Pornography
Client on Probation for Sexual Assault. Arrest and accusation of child pornography possession. Defense employs forensic investigation of all seized evidence and finds no evidence of child pornography.