What does a child abuse report mean when it's "founded, indicated or unfounded?"
Normally privileged conversations between a counselor and a child are not excluded from testimony at a child abuse expungement hearing.
Alleged perpetrator must be interviewed or attempts made under Bill.
The Spousal Privilege that protects confidential communications between spouses is outweighed in child sexual and physical abuse prosecutions. Text messages from one spouse to another were admissible at trial against the sending spouse.
The alleged perpetrator of abuse against a child faces a collateral proceeding, not typically dealt with in a criminal matter; the fight to have their record expunged of the alleged abuse.
Child abuse must be established by clear and convincing evidence that the child was physically abused
Child abuse is a serious allegation. It can arise due to physical, emotional, mental or environmental concerns. It should not be reported casually or to gain an upperhand in a custody matter.