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Case 2: Corporal Punishment PDF Print E-mail
My client was attending his child’s baseball game when the child displayed a bad attitude and my client began spanking her on the thigh at the ballpark. Someone at the park didn’t agree with the form of punishment and yelled out abuse and called police. The officer arrested the father for spanking his daughter and in his report put that there were raised welts on the child’s leg, but the officer didn’t document this evidence by taking photographs.

My client’s daughter was taken to hospital for a cold the next day and while there the mother asked the doctor to check the daughter out for any abuse. The doctor not only put that there weren’t any signs of abuse but that there weren’t any marks on the daughter.

Prior to trial, I gave the prosecutor the medical evidence and pointed out that you are allowed to discipline your child with reasonable physical force, but the state refused to drop the charges. Not surprisingly, we called the prosecutor’s bluff and they dismissed the charges the morning before the trial was supposed to start.
 
Case 2: Corporal Punishment PDF Print E-mail
My client was attending his child’s baseball game when the child displayed a bad attitude and my client began spanking her on the thigh at the ballpark. Someone at the park didn’t agree with the form of punishment and yelled out abuse and called police. The officer arrested the father for spanking his daughter and in his report put that there were raised welts on the child’s leg, but the officer didn’t document this evidence by taking photographs.

My client’s daughter was taken to hospital for a cold the next day and while there the mother asked the doctor to check the daughter out for any abuse. The doctor not only put that there weren’t any signs of abuse but that there weren’t any marks on the daughter.

Prior to trial, I gave the prosecutor the medical evidence and pointed out that you are allowed to discipline your child with reasonable physical force, but the state refused to drop the charges. Not surprisingly, we called the prosecutor’s bluff and they dismissed the charges the morning before the trial was supposed to start.