Abuse And Neglect Of Children; Penalty Virginia

There are two types of crimes theories for each of these charges that is abuse and neglect of children. One is a defined act; the other is no response to act. In other words, it is not always a defense to say “I have done anything”.

In Virginia, The idea is that the concerned person has an obligation to decent and nice under some circumstances. Have nothing to do is not anyhow acceptable. A good way to look at this is to think of a portable gun at home. The responsible parent must have security regarding the portable guns at home, especially when children are of an age where curiosity is on high and where they may be strange but are still unable to understand the consequences of using a portable gun or device.

People often meet surprise parents who have been accused of neglect or physical abuse of children. In most cases, these loving parents who either lack the proper skills and resources to have effective care for their children. Or in many cases these parents are accused of something they had done by any chance.
These kinds of parents and guardians are confused and afraid, so it is important first and foremost to have an understanding of the Virginia law as it relates to child abuse and neglect.


Commonwealth lawyers have always been free to bring charges against crimes against children under general laws, whether it is one of the following:

  • Murder to any degree Assault and beating
  • Malignant injury
  • Any of the countless sexual assault charges

These types of penalties are discussed everywhere on different sites of state Virginia, so we will not go further here. Instead, we want to focus on the types of or kinds of charges specifically related to child abuse and neglect.

Charges and penalty on the crime of child abuse:

In most states, the abuse of children may be charged as a minor or lesser crime or offense, depending on the situation. The most severe cases of child abuse can carry life-long sentences, while the most serious cases are severe crimes that can lead to the absence of time for imprisonment. Penalty is usually more severe if the offender has a prior record of criminal activity for child abuse and has been significantly reduced if there is no previous record.
For the decision of sentencing, a person accused of abuse and neglect may enter into cases or is not guilty or there is no contest. In a large number of cases, the sentence could include imprisonment or imprisonment for up to five years. Judgment in more serious cases may include a longer prison term.

Other possible penalties or consequences may include: Lifetime condition for registration as a sexual criminal for children, discontinuation of parental responsibility, the reputation is ruined, criminal record supervise access to the child, physical loss of the child and enjoying days of child,  continuous engagement with the Child protection services agency.