Best Lawyers For Child Abuse?

In a case decided by the Supreme Court, Texas courts have ruled that children who are the victims of abuse should not be required to testify against their alleged abusers. In this article I will discuss the legal reasoning behind this ruling and how it might affect child sexual abuse cases in general throughout American society.

The case that prompted these rulings happened in 1984 when a twelve year old boy was brought into juvenile court on charges of sexually abusing his two sisters. The boy admitted to committing several acts with both of his sisters while they were sleeping but maintained that he did not recall whether or not he had actually penetrated either sister during any particular act. While being questioned about each incident, however, the boy began crying hysterically and said, “I don’t want to say anything bad about Dad!” Although many people would agree with me if I stated that every time someone cries out for their father at trial there is no reason whatsoever for anyone else to believe them, some states still do require children who are accusing adults of sexual assault on them to take oaths affirming under penalty of perjury whether or not they have been penetrated during an act which they claim took place without their consent (Mullen v State 13 NCD 653-656). However, since this law has never passed constitutional muster it can be argued that our justice system does train jurors improperly by failing to make clear what really amounts as “consent” over 12 years old before allowing citizens accused of

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