Defense against Child Abuse Charges in Texas


Allegations of child abuse are serious criminal charges that can face parents, as well as childcare providers like babysitters, daycare workers, teachers and nannies. A conviction for these crimes can have devastating repercussions, leading to prison time, financial penalties and the loss of parental rights.


From their offices in Houston, Texas, the defense attorneys at Shellist McAlister, LLP represent people in criminal cases involving child abuse. They use a legal team approach when representing you, employing the talents of four former prosecutors to develop powerful defense strategies in your case involving the following charges:


Sexual assault of a child

Aggravated sexual assault of a child

Child molestation

Child neglect

Child abandonment

DWI with a child

Don't make the mistake of trying to cooperate with law

enforcement with the hopes of keeping this quiet.

Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.

Especially for parents, the collateral consequences for a child abuse conviction can be particularly harsh. Not only can a mother or father face jail time and the social stigma associated with a conviction for child abuse, he or she may also lose their parental rights. Attorneys from  Shellist McAlister, LLP will be by your side throughout the entire criminal process, putting the collective skills of their legal team on your side.


Any investigation by Child Protective Services (CPS) can eventually lead to a criminal prosecution; social workers frequently refer allegations of child abuse to district attorneys. If you have been notified that you are under investigation by a CPS social worker, speak to an Houston child abuse lawyer immediately.


To sit down and talk confidentially with an experienced criminal defense lawyer at Shellist McAlister, LLP, contact the firm in Houston today and schedule a free consultation.


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