Child Abuse or Neglect cases are some of the most harshly punished in Texas. Anything from not giving the proper care for a child, injury, or mental deficiency could result in a first degree felony charge.
Child abuse charges can also range from sexual abuse of a child, child pronography, statutory rape, and incest. With regards to any of these charges it is likely that the state will pursue substantial prison time.
If you are currently being investigated by Child Protective Services based on accusations of child abuse or negligence, it is necessary for you to get in touch with an experienced and strong criminal defense lawyer.
This type of case not only has a profound effect on your record, but could have a detrimental effect on your good name. If you are indeed convicted you will be required to register as a sex offender and this information will become public knowledge. A good criminal defense attorney can in some cases reduce the charges, and even have them dropped completely.