One can only hope to never be charged with a crime, let alone a crime that qualifies as Elder Abuse. While Elder Abuse has always been frowned upon, Elder Abuse laws have become more severe and stringent in recent years due to the public’s heightened sensibility to Elder Abuse, which means harsher consequences upon defendants.
Pursuant to California Penal Code 368, “elder abuse” can include any of the following types of conduct directed at anyone who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older:
• Physical Abuse (infliction of unjustifiable pain or injury on an elder victim)
• Emotional Abuse (normally mental suffering through isolation or ridicule)
• Neglect and Endangerment (willfully placing an elder or dependent adult in a situation where his/her health or safety is endangered)
• Financial Exploitation (elder fraud or financial abuse)
Penalties for Elder Abuse in California
The government is vigilant about prosecuting Elder Abuse cases, which have become more prevalent in recent years. A conviction for an Elder Abuse charge can result in years of prison time and serious financial consequences. To navigate through an Elder Abuse case successfully, one must be sure to have a criminal defense attorney who is well-versed with the laws involving Elder Abuse crimes.
Get the competent representation you will need for your defense. Wallin & Klarich has successfully been handling Elder Abuse cases for years. Contact the Los Angeles Criminal attorneys at Wallin & Klarich to represent you in this difficult and stressful time in your life. Visit our website at www.wklaw.com and feel free to call us at 888-280-6839. We will be here when you call.