Crimes against the Elderly
Connecticut Elder Abuse Lawyers
If you are charged with a crime against the elderly, who will you turn to for help? At Kocian Law Group, we have experience with both defense and prosecution. With a strong background in criminal defense, Kocian Law Group has the tenacity to fight for you. We listen to your side of the story, analyzing the situation to build the strongest possible case.
What is Elder Abuse?
The concept of elder abuse has been in the American consciousness since the late 70s, when the term was first coined at a Congressional hearing.
Because many elderly people deteriorate mentally and physically as they age, they spend their final years in a vulnerable position. Thus, fraud, neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse may be more likely to occur to elderly people, particularly those who live in nursing homes or rely wholly on others for their care. Even when an elderly person is still living and working independently, he or she may be targeted for discrimination in the workplace.
There is some controversy over elder abuse laws as many of them were written based on child abuse law templates. However, elder abuse and child abuse are different situations. They often manifest differently and they often need to be investigated and treated differently.
Penalties for elder abuse in Connecticut frequently include jail time. They may also include probation, fines, and other penalties. A defense lawyer can protect your legal rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
We dedicate ourselves to telling your story and ensuring you receive fair and full representation.
Our supportive team excels in assembling important details and combining them into a comprehensive review of your side of the story. If you have been accused of crimes against the elderly, come to Kocian Law Group.