Defense for People Accused of Elder Abuse Crimes
Elder abuse charges can allege both physical abuse and financial abuse. If you have been charged with exploiting the elderly, either through a theft crime or inflicting physical harm, it is time to seek the help of a skilled and experienced Lakeport criminal defense attorney. These charges are often based on the alleged victim’s word against yours. It is not unusual for there to be a simple misunderstanding blown out of proportion.
Working out of my office in Lakeport, I can serve as a Lakeport crimes against the elderly lawyer for people in that community, as well as Clearlake and the surrounding parts of Lake County and Mendocino County. Contact me today for a free initial consultation.
Theft Crimes Against the Elderly
Criminal theft charges against the elderly often stem from an individual managing finances for an elderly person. This can include family and friends. An elderly person may have simply forgotten or misunderstood the actions of someone who is trying to take care of their finances for them. Theft crimes include larceny, grand theft and even embezzlement charges. The criminal penalties are serious and include possible misdemeanor and felony convictions. I will thoroughly analyze all paperwork involved in your case and determine the source of any miscommunications.
Elderly – Physical Abuse Crimes
Healthcare workers and other professionals in charge of the care and well-being of the elderly are sometimes accused of physical abuse. Also referred to as “nursing home abuse” when an elderly person is in an assisted living facility, allegations include neglect, physical abuse, assault and even sexual abuse. I am here to make sure you are properly defended against such serious charges and to dispute the prosecutor’s claim. With a decade of experience, I am more than prepared to represent you aggressively in court.