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Former New York Giants Linebacker Charged with Child Abuse

by | May 3, 2013 | Criminal Defense

Michael Boley, a former linebacker for the New York Giants, was charged with child abuse on February 8th, 2013, though the arrest and charges are just now coming to light. It should be noted that the charges against Boley are for physical abuse, not sexual abuse. A few days before the arrest, the linebacker was cut from his football team, though the Giants were not aware of the legal issues that Boley was facing. Boley pled guilty to the allegations of child abuse in order to make a plea agreement that involved him taking part in a pretrial diversion program. Once he finishes the program, the child abuse charges against him will be dropped.

This was not the first accusation of child abuse against Boley, as he has a prior allegation from 2011 made by his then 5 year old son’s mother. He has been under investigation ever since the accusations two years ago of repeated abuse of his child. He was also arrested in 2008 for allegedly physically abusing his wife, however, these charges were not pursued. After this uproar, another woman who Michael Boley has a child with came forward and is asking for Boley to be supervised when he is with their son.

There are ways to protect yourself when accused of child abuse. Some steps that should be taken when involved in a child abuse case are:

  • Do not talk to anyone about the case, not even friends or relatives; only speak to your lawyer
  • Gather the medical records of your child
  • Gather witnesses who can testify on your behalf- people with whom you are in frequent contact
  • Contact Child Protective Services and get any records that they have about you
  • Hire an experienced lawyer

There are a variety of severe penalties, including possible incarceration, which will result from conviction for child abuse charges. Protect your future and your reputation by contacting the Law Office of Marc S. Kohnen. Speak with our San Diego criminal defense attorneyabout your available defense options in your child abuse case.

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