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.
16 Counts, Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor Sentence Reduced, All Other Charges Dropped
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.
24 Count, Insurance Fraud Conspiracy, Grand Theft in excess of $250,000 Reduced Sentence, Other Charges Dropped
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.
Assault with semi-automatic Firearm, Criminal Threat, Domestic Violence Dismissed Charges
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.
Felony Domestic Violence Arrest All criminal charges dismissed
After arrest, defense investigation reveals that spouse was aggressor and caused harm to client, all criminal charges dismissed.
Felony Gun Possession, Felony Child Abuse Charges Dismissed
Client charged with felony gun possession and endangering life of a child being in illegal possession of loaded weapons in the home. Potential 6 year Prison sentence. Child endangerment charges dismissed, NO Custody.
Possession of 5KG of Methamphetamine while Armed with Loaded Gun Probation and Other Charges Dismissed.
Client facing 4 counts of possessing large quantity of Methamphetamine for sale and a loaded gun with no serial number. District Attorney offer of 6 years in State Prison. Ultimate resolution was a plea to gun possession only, probation and credit for time served with no additional jail time. All other charges dismissed.
Restraining Order, Accusations of Sexual Assault Case Dismissed
Defense Victory at trial for restraining order, Judge dismissed complaint against client, finding victims allegations and testimony not-credible.
Shoplifting from Naval Commissary Case Dismissed
Case Dismissed, record sealed in Federal Court
Welfare Fraud No Custody, Case Dismissed Following Probation
6 Counts of Fraud by Misrepresentation and Perjury. Possible 4 year prison sentence maximum. Defense negotiated with prosecution for Diversion Program.
Marijuana Possession for Sale/Transportation Plea to Simple Possession, Probation and Fines,
½ pound of Marijuana, $5,000, baggies, scales and Marijuana storage paraphernalia, potential 4 years in jail, Defense argued insufficient evidence to prove sales of Marijuana or Drug Trafficking and filed motion to return all seized property.