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Elder Abuse

San Fernando Valley Elder Abuse Lawyers

Elder Abuse Defense Lawyers: California Penal Code Section 368(a)

Eisner & Gorin, LLP is a top-rated San Fernando Valley criminal defense firm. Our elder abuse defense lawyers have been helping clients throughout all San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles courtrooms to obtain superior results for over 50 years. Our firm specializes in the defense of individuals accused of elder physical or financial abuse. When we work with our clients, we do everything possible to make sure that they receive aggressive representation in and out of court.

Anyone responsible for the care of the elderly may be subject to arrest and prosecution when an injury is sustained, or financial resources are missing. This includes children, caregivers, healthcare administrators, or guardinans. The charges of elder abuse are serious and must be dealt with swiftly and aggressively, as even false claims may impact the rest of the accused's life.

California Penal Code Section 368 defines the crime of Elder Abuse as: ” Any person who, under circumstances or conditions likely to produce great bodily harm or death, willfully causes or permits any elder or dependent adult, with knowledge that he or she is an elder or a dependent adult, to suffer, or inflicts thereon unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering, or having the care or custody of any elder or dependent adult, willfully causes or permits the person or health of the elder or dependent adult to be injured, or willfully causes or permits the elder or dependent adult to be placed in a situation in which his or her person or health is endangered, is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or in the state prison for two, three, or four years.”

Sometimes the police, social workers, and prosecutors simply get it wrong. They are overzealous and make abuse claims without substantial evidence to back them.  California law requires doctors, social workers, hospital staff, and others to report suspicious circumstances and injuries, before establishing independent proof that abuse took place.

As former prosecutors with over 50 years experience, we will work immediately to fight the charges leveled against you, to protect your liberty and your future.  We specialize in aggressively defending Elder Physical and Financial Abuse cases in the following courthouses: Van NuysSan Fernando, Santa Clarita, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Sylmar Juvenile and Los Angeles.

If you have been charged with a serious criminal offense, call the criminal defense attorneys at Eisner & Gorin, LLP, at 877-781-1570. Our knowledgeable legal team can evaluate your case issues and advise you of your legal options before you go to court.

Contact the law firm today and receive an immediate response to your inquiry! Our main office is directly across the street from the Van Nuys Courthouse and Van Nuys LAPD Jail.


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