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Houston Child Abuse Lawyer – Shahin Zamir

Child abuse crimes are among the more heinous offenses in the criminal justice system. Although everyone wants to protect children, there are numerous instances when you can be falsely accused of a child abuse offense.

Contact Shahin Zamir for a free consultation: 713-223-8900

Child Abuse Crimes in Texas

The social stigma and legal consequences of a child abuse conviction can be devastating. If you are charged, you need the representation of child abuse defense attorney Shahin Zamir who will zealously defend you against unsubstantiated allegations and present all possible child abuse defenses. Some of the more common child abuse crimes include:

  • Child pornography
  • Child neglect and endangerment
  • Child molestation or sexual assault
  • Battery
  • Kidnapping
  • Luring or enticing
  • Child trafficking

Many times, a frustrated or vengeful parent in a custody battle will falsely accuse the other parent of abuse or neglect, or overzealous child welfare workers will charge a caretaker with molestation or related charges if a child has suspicious bruises or injuries.

Penalties for Child Abuse

The penalties for child abuse or sexual acts with a minor are varied but normally very harsh. Any sexual contact with a minor, or anyone under 17, is a second or third degree felony depending on the severity of the offense and the age of the child. A second degree felony is punishable by up to 20 years in prison or not less than 2 years. A third degree felony has a prison sentence of not more than 10 years or not less than 2 years.  Two or more sexual acts with a child under 14 is a first-degree felony carrying a mandatory minimum prison time of 25 years to life with a fine of up to $10,000.

If convicted of child abuse, one can face severe collateral consequences, including:

  • Steep fines depending on the nature of the crime
  • Imprisonment
  • Registering as a sex offender for life
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Electronic monitoring
  • Supervised access with their children
  • Mandatory treatment

Retain The Law Office of Shahin Zamir

If you are facing child abuse charges, you need to contact Houston child abuse defense attorney Shahin Zamir. A former Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Zamir has successfully defended numerous clients in child abuse cases in Houston and the surrounding areas. Mr. Zamir has the skills and knowledge to thoroughly investigate your case, examine all evidence, contact all witnesses, and see if the allegations can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

Getting legal representation at your earliest opportunity could be the key to reducing child abuse charges, keeping you out of prison, getting the charges dismissed, or finding a reasonable and favorable resolution. Protect your future and your rights by contacting The Law Office of Shahin Zamir today for a free consultation.

Call The Law Office of Shahin Zamir today: 713-223-8900