Bail will be set at the arraignment and a date set for a preliminary hearing. It is important that your son has an experienced criminal defense attorney. We provide a free consult.
He needs an a criminal defense attorney.
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Charges involving assault on young children can have very serious consequences, as both a criminal case and a child abuse case investigated by CYS. It is important that your son gets good legal counsel right away. Generally, a good criminal defense lawyer can also help advise him about the CYS implications and other collateral consequences of this type of allegation. The sooner he speaks to an attorney, the better chance he will have of protecting his rights.
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