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Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse Charges accompany a variety of crimes committed against either an elder or dependent adult.

Elder Adults are those either 65 years of age or older.

Dependent Adults are those over the age of 18 who cannot take care of either himself or herself. That is because of either a physical or developmental disability.

Elder Abuse is often committed by either family members, friends or caregivers. However, strangers have also been known to commit Elder Abuse.

Crimes Related to Elder Abuse

  • Financial Crimes
  • Both Frauds and Scams
  • Neglect
  • Both Physical and Sexual Abuse
  • Homicide

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Possible Punishments for Elder Abuse

  • If the victim is younger than 70, then you can receive up to to 3 years in prison.
  • If the victim is 70 or older, then you can receive up to 5 years in prison.
  • If you receive a conviction for offenses that caused the death of an elder under 70, then you can receive up to 5 years in prison.
  • If you receive a conviction for offenses that caused the death of an elder over 70, then you can receive up to 7 years in prison.
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Legal Defenses for Elder Abuse

Some strategies to to defend Elder Abuse Charges include:

Transparency

Share financial, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual details, with permission of course, when you are solely responsible for the care of an elder. The more you are able to keep others informed, the stronger your defense.

Familiarize yourself with the agent

The American Bar Association (ABA) recommends, “If a trust or durable power of attorney is used to manage the elder’s assets, then consider obtaining the client’s permission to meet with or, at the very least, write a letter to, the agent or trustee to outline what is expected under the document.”

Additionally, the ABA states that the best way to avoid elder abuse is to include provisions. For example:

  • Include built-in protection for the principal (i.e. the appointment of either friends, advisors, or protectors with whom the agent is required to either consult or advise before doing things like conveying real property, liquidating assets, or granting gifts.
  • Be accountable to a third party or an elder law attorney, on a regular basis.
  • Include either prohibitions or limitations on specific kinds of activity. For instance, prohibiting the sale of the principal’s residence.

Have you been legally accused of Elder Abuse? If you have been arrested or charged, then it is essential to obtain legal council for help. It’s important to take your charges seriously. Don’t just hope for the best. Hire an attorney who understands both your situation and the consequences you face.

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Your Defense Attorney for Crimes Associated with Elder Abuse

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Violent Crimes such as Gang Crimes, Gun Charges, Domestic Violence, and Assault with a deadly weapon to name a few.

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Your Defense Attorney for Crimes Associated with Elder Abuse

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Violent Crimes such as Gang Crimes, Gun Charges, Domestic Violence, and Assault with a deadly weapon to name a few.

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About Mark Broughton:

Compassionate, highly experienced, exceptional reputation, ethical and honest:

Mark Broughton has been practicing law for over 40 years. He estimates that he has conducted over 200 jury trials – everything from DUIs, drug cases, sex cases, domestic violence, assaults, “three-strikes,” dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs, gun/deadly weapons, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders, and murders, including special circumstance murder cases.

He has received many outright Not Guilty verdicts for his clients in all of these types of cases, including several murder cases – at one time between 2005-2007, the jury found his clients Not Guilty in four separate cases in a row.

Mark Broughton is qualified as a death penalty lawyer and is on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California, where he is regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court.

Other Qualifications:
  • Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of California
  • Board of Trustees, State Bar of California
  • Chairman, Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section

Mark Broughton enjoys close relationships with his clients.  He sees every individual’s situation with compassion and empathy and believes that every person has the right to a fair trial and is innocent until proven guilty.

Above all, he enjoys helping reunite his clients and their families during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, going through the challenging criminal process with them.

Practice Areas

  • Federal Crime 40%
  • White Collar Crime 20%
  • Violent Crime 20%
  • Criminal Defense 10%
  • Sex Crimes 10%

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