Crimes Against Elders and Dependent Adults
Los Angeles Crimes Against Elders and Dependent Adults Attorney
Helping Clients in Los Angeles Defend against Criminal Offenses that Involve Seniors or Dependent Adults
Abusing elders and dependent adults is a criminal offense in the State of California that can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending upon the circumstances. In a nutshell, these criminal offenses involve neglecting, physically or emotionally abusing, or financially exploiting a disabled person – or an elderly person who is at least 65 years old.
If you have been charged with and convicted of a crime against an elderly person or dependent adult, you could be facing some serious consequences. A knowledgeable Los Angeles crimes against elders and dependent adults lawyer at Anand Law Group, P.C., can assist you with defending against your charge in court and exploring other potential legal options in your case.
In the State of California, in order to be charged with a crime against an elderly or dependent adult, the prosecution must prove that the accused:
● Knew that the alleged victim was a dependent adult or elderly individual
● Intentionally and willfully allowed or caused that person to suffer physical pain or mental suffering – or directly inflicted physical pain or mental suffering on that person
If you have been charged with committing a crime against an elderly individual or dependent adult, you may be able to argue that there was no abuse/harm, that there was no intentional or willful act on your part, and/or that you were falsely accused of the abuse. At Anand Law Group, P.C., we could defend you in court by raising a legal defense and passionately advocating on your behalf.
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