Appeals and Other Relief for Persons Convicted of Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, and Domestic Violence in Washington State
A conviction for a sex crime, child abuse, or domestic violence can feel like a devastating blow, especially after you’ve given your all in a difficult legal battle. It’s important for people who have... Read More
How To Keep Corporal Punishment From Being Called Child Abuse
There are few crimes parents can be accused of committing that sound worse than child abuse. Such accusations may lead to criminal charges. They can also cause a person to lose custody of their... Read More
Defending Parents in CPS Investigations of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
No parent ever wants to discover that their family is the subject of a Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) investigation. The most common of these investigations are conducted by Child Protective Services.... Read More
Can a Visit to the Emergency Room Lead to a Child Abuse Investigation?
In Washington state and most other states, all medical practitioners are required by law to make a report when they suspect a child has been abused or neglected. When a child shows up in... Read More
When does physical discipline become abuse?
Parents or guardians who choose to physically discipline their children may be concerned about whether they are at risk of being accused of abuse. The use of corporal punishment such as spanking is a... Read More
What Are Your Rights When CPS Comes to Your House?
It’s a nightmare for any parent to imagine CPS coming to your home to investigate abuse or neglect allegations against you regarding your kids. Your mind is probably racing with questions: Who would accuse... Read More
Should I Hire an Attorney for My CPS Case?
Discovering that you and your family are the subjects of a Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) investigation can be one of the most frightening and upsetting things a parent or caregiver can... Read More
Can Someone be Falsely Accused of Shaking a Baby?
No loving parent ever dreams that he or she will be the subject of a “shaken baby” investigation or prosecution. Popular belief mistakenly tells us that child abuse allegations are never leveled against good... Read More
Five Terms You Need to Know if You’re Accused of Physical Child Abuse
If you’re accused of physically abusing a child, you may encounter any of these five terms. 1. Parental Right to Discipline As a parent, you are legally entitled to discipline your children. The right to... Read More
How to Not Incriminate Yourself on Social Media When Accused of Sexual Assault or Child Abuse
While social media has become an integral part of everyday life and communication for many people, it’s easy to forget that social media content is not really private. Things you post on Facebook, Instagram,... Read More