Child Abuse & CACI
Defense Against Child Abuse Accusation in San Diego, CA
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 child abuse defense 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.
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.
Get to work on your defense right away with our San Diego child abuse defense lawyers. Just call (858) 281-4605 to begin.
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
Order Granted Restraining Orders
Clients filed for restraining order(s), preventing former pastor from coming within 100 yards of church or making any disparaging comments about the Church on Social Media.
Granted-No Jail Time, Supervised Probation Juvenile Sex Crime
3 counts including lewd act upon a child and sodomy by use of force Client was facing 11 years in state prison. Extensive defense investigation and use of psychological experts with client and victim to allow for specialized circumstances disposition.
No Custody, Case Dismissed Following Probation Welfare Fraud
6 Counts of Fraud by Misrepresentation and Perjury. Possible 4 year prison sentence maximum. Defense negotiated with prosecution for Diversion Program.
Case Dismissed Restraining Order
Client faced false accusations in restraining order petition. Successfully defended at trial, defense counsel discredits plaintiff’s case showing accusations to be non-credible. Successful in getting restraining order denied.
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