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Child Abuse Defense Attorney

Challenging Child Abuse & Neglect Charges in Putnam County

Facing child abuse charges in Tennessee can be incredibly stressful and confusing. These accusations can have a devastating impact on your life, even if they are untrue. The Law Office of Douglas K. Dennis is here to help.

We understand the seriousness of child abuse allegations and the importance of protecting your rights. Our firm provides dedicated legal representation for individuals facing charges of:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse

We will work tirelessly to investigate the allegations, gather evidence to support your defense, and fight to protect your reputation and future.

What is Considered Child Abuse in Tennessee?

Tennessee law defines child abuse as any act or omission that results in harm to a child's health or welfare.  This can include a wide range of behaviors, such as:

  • Hitting, kicking, or other physical violence.
  • Withholding food, clothing, or shelter.
  • Leaving a child unsupervised in a dangerous situation.
  • Subjecting a child to excessive yelling or threats.
  • Any sexual contact with a minor.

It is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list, and what constitutes child abuse can depend on the specific circumstances of each case.

What to Do If You’re Accused of Child Abuse

If you have been accused of child abuse, it is crucial to act immediately. Here are some important steps to take:

  • Do not speak to the police or anyone else about the allegations without an attorney present.
  • Contact The Law Office of Douglas K. Dennis to schedule a consultation.

We will guide you through the legal process, protect your rights, and work to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

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