Child Abuse - What Effect Does a Severe Severe Injury Have on the Charge?
The distinction in first and second degree child abuse rests on the severity of harm to the child victim. Experienced criminal defense lawyers in Baltimore are aware the statutory definition of severe physical injury includes:
- brain injury
- disfigurement, and
- the loss or impairment of a body part.
Corporeal punishment, may, in certain circumstances constitute appropriate corrective measure, rather than a malicious act designed to injure the child.
-This Article was updated by Eric Kirk on 3/3/20.