Child Abuse Allegations Criminal Defense Attorney
Allegations of child abuse can seriously affect the rights and reputation of the accused as well as the interests of a child. If you have been accused of child abuse or you are under investigation for child abuse, it is important to take immediate action to protect your rights in a criminal proceeding. Hugh Duvall has over 25 years of experience representing clients in difficult and complex cases involving child abuse.
Call 541-345-4500 or contact us by e-mail to schedule an initial consultation or case evaluation with experienced criminal defense attorney Hugh Duvall.
We handle child abuse charges involving:
- Physical abuse of the child
- Neglect of a child
- Sexual abuse of a child
- Juvenile crimes
Child Abuse Investigations and Evaluation
If have been accused of child abuse or are being charged with physical abuse or neglect of a child, it is important to work with a legal team that can initiate an immediate investigation on your behalf. Our attorney and staff routinely work with professionals and other experts in the careful evaluation and investigation of child abuse allegations. We will begin a careful evaluation of your situation by performing such work as:
- Conducting interviews of potential witnesses
- Reviewing case histories
- Collecting physical evidence, medical documentation and police records
- Using experts to review the methods used by law enforcement and related agencies to interview alleged victims which may have led to false allegations.
We will take the time to understand your side of the story, even if you haven’t been charged. Evidence in your favor needs to be preserved and communications with anyone else must be limited so that they are not misconstrued or used against you.
Measure 11 Offenses and Child Abuse
Many child abuse offenses are categorized as Measure 11 offenses, meaning that if convicted you would serve a mandatory minimum sentence without the possibility of reduction for good behavior. It is important to work with an experienced legal team to protect your rights and work to minimize or defeat the charges entirely.
Child Abuse and Oregon’s Department of Child Protective Services
Often people accused of child abuse end up entangled with Oregon’s Department of Human Services Child Protective Services Division, especially if they serve in a guardian capacity or parental role. When your case becomes complicated and your rights become threatened, take legal action immediately with experienced advocacy you can trust to get results.
Contact us by e-mail or call us directly at 541-345-4500 to speak with Hugh Duvall, a Eugene, Oregon based criminal defense lawyer with over 25 years of experience.
Credit cards accepted · Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except the noon hour, Monday through Friday · Jail visits upon request · Conveniently located in the historic Duvall Building, 2 1/2 blocks from the Lane County Courthouse