Shaken Baby Syndrome Defense Attorneys
Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is when an infant is shaken so violently or
repeatedly that it causes him or her to suffer severe injuries such as
swelling of the brain, brain damage, blindness, detached retina and internal
bleeding. Many times SBS leads to the untimely death of a baby.
While this is a tragic occurrence, in some cases a child care provider,
family member or even parents are wrongly accused of causing SBS in their
child. Many other factors can attribute to a head injury. Accidental falls
and other incidents that the accused may not have even been a part of
are just some of the many other factors that can lead to a traumatic injury
to a child. SBS cannot just be the sole condition to point fingers at.
Child Homicide Cases Involving Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)
If you or a family member has been charged with
child abuse or child homicide involving shaken baby syndrome (SBS), it is imperative that you seek experienced
and aggressive criminal defense representation as soon as possible. Child
homicide cases are highly publicized, and unfortunately, defendants are
often judged wrongly by the media.
At the Berry Law Firm, our attorneys work with the right medical experts
who do not rush to judgment, but instead examine other potential factors
in the child’s death. SBS may not have been the cause, and the state’s
expert likely did not explore alternate hypotheses. Even though a criminal
defendant is presumed innocent at trial, he is rarely presumed innocent
during an investigation involving the death of a child. In shaken baby
syndrome cases, having the right defense team is critical.
Contact Berry Law Firm in Omaha or Lincoln today to schedule an appointment with one of our
shaken baby syndrome defense lawyers.
Skilled and Experienced Child Homicide Defense Lawyer
It is easy for the prosecution to assume and attribute the sudden death
of an infant to shaken baby syndrome (SBS), as the symptoms are common
to many other injuries or conditions: vomiting, nausea, lethargy, trouble
breathing, bluish color and convulsions/seizures, just to name a few.
The prosecution must prove that the child died of SBS if that is what
they alleged your actions caused.
In the case of a child homicide charge, you are looking at a potential
sentence of life in prison. This is certainly something that our attorneys
do not take lightly and will do everything they can to seek an acquittal.
This includes gathering evidence and expert testimony to help build a
case against the prosecution’s theory that the child died of SBS.
Do Not Wait — Contact Our Criminal Defense Law Firm
To schedule a consultation with an Omaha child homicide defense attorney,
contact the Berry Law Firm. We serve clients throughout Nebraska from our offices
in Lincoln and Omaha.