Do you need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Fresno? If you have been arrested or charged with elder abuse, it is essential to obtain legal council for help right away.
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
- Both Physical and Sexual Abuse
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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.
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.
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.
- 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.