Tarrant County Injury to a Child Charges
Child Abuse and Neglect Criminal Defense – Fort Worth, TX
Injury to a Child cases can arise from false allegations and misunderstood circumstances. Regardless, it is imperative you find an experienced criminal lawyer to fully investigate every aspect of the case, develop an effective and aggressive defense strategy, and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. These cases can be linked with family court and CPS investigations and have an impact that may ripple through your entire life…for the rest of your life. Cody Cofer is a skilled, aggressive criminal defense attorney with experience defending clients charged with injury to a child in Tarrant County and surrounding Texas counties. His office is located in Downtown Fort Worth. Call to schedule a confidential consultation to start developing the strategy for your injury to a child case.
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Child Head Injury Cases in Tarrant County
Most child abuse-related homicide allegations involve head injuries. A serious head injury may not be externally visible and the cause may be the subject of great disagreement between prosecution and defense witnesses. Head injuries may occur in all degrees of severity, with symptoms ranging from dizziness, vomiting, lethargy, and confusion to coma and death. It may be difficult to determine the cause of a head injury in a small child. If a child suffers a head injury the caretaker of the child can often become the focus of a criminal investigation.
If there has been an allegation of a head injury do not speak with law enforcement until you have consulted a skilled criminal defense attorney experienced in handling injury to a child cases. Parents and caregivers are often terribly distressed in the time surrounding a head injury to a child. This stress or confusion may lead to misstatements during interviews or interrogations. Professionals who investigate cases such as these will often view any inconsistencies as evidence of guilt.
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Child Neglect Cases in Tarrant County
Medical conditions and misunderstood circumstances can be mistaken for signs of physical neglect. School personnel, family members, or law enforcement may make reports of malnourishment, lack of personal cleanliness, torn or dirty clothes, insufficient clothing for warmth and protection, or need for glasses, dental care, or other medical attention. These reports may be false or may be the result of persons jumping to conclusions. Many people make the mistake of trying to explain their situation to law enforcement. Any slight perceived inconsistency or misstatement may cause a criminal investigation or prosecution to worsen. Do not make the mistake of talking to law enforcement before speaking with a skilled criminal defense lawyer. Cody Cofer is a skilled child injury defense lawyer. Call his Fort Worth office to schedule a consultation.
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Helpful Child Abuse or Injury to a Child Resources:
- State Resources for Child Abuse Reporting
- Tarrant County Child Abuse Resources
- Medical Treatment Facility for Child Abuse Victims
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