Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome in California, also called Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy or Factitious Disorder by Proxy under the statute of California. It is a pattern of behavior in which a minor or child caretaker deliberately exaggerates, fabricates physical and/or psychological-behavioral-mental health problems when he or she is not really sick.
One of the most common purposes of this behavior is to gain some kind of internal gratification or even material benefits, without considering the effects and repercussions that this kind of mental disorder and disruptive behaviour may cause on the children, including maltreatment, neglect, among others. Under the eyes of the law, a parent or caretaker whose behaviour classifies as Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy can be legally charged under a form of child abuse.
Criminal Implications of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy in California
The litigation process in court for this kind crime in California can bring devastating effects on you and your family, in which a criminal prosecution can take place with severe punishments. Depending on the case the penalties can include losing parental rights temporarily or even permanently in some cases, as well as being found guilty for child abuse or child harassment.
Criminal Defense Attorney in California
To face properly a Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy charge requires an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney familiar with these kinds of delicate cases and guide you through the whole process. With more than 40 years of experience, The Law Office of Raoul Severo in California is glad to assist you, so please don't hesitate to reach out for a free of charge evaluation of your case.
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