Defending Injury to a Child Charges

Criminal Defense Lawyer | DWI, Drug, Theft & Assault Charges

By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal

(972) 369-0577

Being criminally charged with injury to a child can be Earth shattering.  

These cases come with all sorts of built-in hurdles such as self-ritcheous prosecutors or CPS members, complications from ongoing divorces, and a lack of understanding of someone being accused.  Aggressive and skillful representation is a must.

Tex.Pen.C. 22.04 is called, “Injury to a Child, Elderly Individual or Disabled Individual.”  That law states in relevant part,

“A person commits an offense if he intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence, by act or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly by omission, causes to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual:

“(1)  serious bodily injury (defined as ‘bodily injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes death, serious permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ’);

“(2)  serious mental deficiency, impairment…

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