Elder Abuse

Been Accused of Elder Abuse? Get the Right Defense Attorney on Your Side

Individuals over the age of 65 are protected from any form of abuse or neglect and have a special category of the law dedicated to them. Family members or caregivers are most commonly accused of committing elder abuse. These family members that have been tasked to care for the elderly often underestimate the challenges associated with it. This can lead to mistakes that negatively affect that particular elderly individual and can even lead to criminal charges.

Potential Defenses Marley Law Can Utilize

If you are being charged with elder abuse, it is imperative that you seek out legal representation immediately. Attorney Michael Marley of Marley Law Firm is a masterclass Elder Abuse defense attorney that embodies the tenacity to get the results you need. Marley is known for the aggressive, zealous representation of his clients at every stage of the case. For a free consultation, simply fill out a form on our Contact Page or call us at (949) 726-6000.

Types of Elder Abuse

  • Neglect: Failing to provide proper assistance to an elderly individual’s hygiene, eating habits, general health, and adequate shelter.
  • Financial abuse: Scams, theft, embezzlement, and defrauding the senior’s property through forgery or identity theft is considered financial abuse.
  • Physical abuse: Oftentimes, elder abuse cases are connected to domestic violence. This involves, hitting, pushing, or any other harmful and unwanted contact.
  • Sexual abuse: Any sexual interaction that was either non-consensual or forced with a person 65 or older.
  • Emotional abuse: Verbally abusing an elderly individual or tormenting them to cause any form of mental anguish is considered emotional abuse.

Potential Defenses Marley Law Can Utilize

The highly skilled elder abuse defense attorney Michael Marley can strategize the best course of action when it comes to defending you in court. Cases vary from person to person depending on numerous factors. However, in most cases we can implement these strategies for defense:

  • Accidental injury – We can question the validity of intent and that the victim suffered from injury from an accident rather than willfully caused.
  • False allegation – If the amount of evidence to the allegation of elder abuse is small in its amount, we can argue that the allegation being presented is false since there isn’t enough evidence to prove it.
  • Acting in self-defense – Just because they are above 65 does not mean they can’t be physically aggressive toward you. If you had to act in self-defense, the accusation of elder abuse is proven false.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.

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