False Child Abuse and Neglect Scenarios [Part One of Three]

Over the next three posts, we’re going to cover three fictitious stories that illustrate some common challenges:

Kenny’s bruises on the playground.

Kenny Haven was a third grader who liked to get scrappy. One day, after a tumble off the monkey bars, Kenny got sent to the school nurse, who became concerned because she saw a rash of bruises and cuts on the boy’s body. The nurse got the school administrators involved, who ended up calling DCP&P, which then initiated an investigation of Kenny’s single father, Chris.

Chris had a criminal history — one DUI and one charge of resisting arrest for causing disruption at a bar. He also did not have a particularly good relationship with his ex-wife. Chris, like his son, was a rough-and-tumble guy. That’s just genetics at play.

Chris understood that his background might not look particularly “good on paper.” But he also cherished his son and would never lay a hand on him – let alone subject him to the bruises and cuts the nurse found. The reality is that Kenny just happened to be a risk taker: he often fell and got banged up. Like his dad, he was naturally on the wild and aggressive side.

To protect his reputation and keep his family intact, Chris hired a qualified attorney who had worked successfully on numerous DCP&P cases. Among other things, she helped him compile evidence from pediatrician reports and from teachers at the school – as well as a video of one of his falls – that proved that Kenny often got scraped up on the playground. Based on the strength of this evidence, Chris was exonerated of wrongdoing and reunited with his son.

 For skillful, experienced assistance battling back against untrue allegations of child abuse or neglect, call the Williams Law Group, LLC immediately at (908) 810-1083.

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