Desertion of Wife or Child Under 15

What does the law say?

Title 21 Section 853

Every person who shall without good cause abandon his wife in destitute or necessitous circumstances and neglect and refuse to maintain or provide for her, or who shall abandon his or her minor child or children under the age of fifteen (15) years and willfully neglect or refuse to maintain or provide for such child or children, shall be deemed guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for any period of time not less than one (1) year or more than ten (10) years.

Is this still the law?

Surprisingly, yes. A person could theoretically still be prosecuted for abandoning his wife as well as his children. It is highly unlikely that the DA would ever choose to prosecute such a case, as most situations within families are handled within the family law courts, however, it’s still good to be aware of the law so that you can protect yourself from accusations, particularly when it’s a felony! Whatever your circumstance, call us so that we can get to work on your case and get your side of the story. Seek out the best attorney who can put up a zealous defense and protect your future. Call us today!

Legal Concerns?

Stay safe and stay silent. Don’t make a statement to police. You have the right to defense and you should always take full advantage of that right. Even with the best intentions and honesty, your words can still be used against you. Without proper representation, the police can set you up for failure that could cause lots of inconvenience and unnecessary aggravation. Let us set you up for success!

If you have been accused of Desertion of Wife or Child, be sure to contact the aggressive and compassionate attorneys at Boeheim Freeman Law, who will fight for you and your rights!

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Litigation Expertise

The best criminal lawyers will tear apart the credibility and reliability of the State’s witnesses. We investigate thoroughly any motivation that a witness might have to lie or deceive. Our attorneys are well trained in cross-examination techniques and can expertly maneuver around a witness and trap them in their lies and misconceptions. We will get the truth and vigorously defend you. You need an attorney who not only knows the law, but knows how to argue it effectively.  Let Boeheim Freeman Law’s expertise and training go to work for you.

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