Edelstein & Payne Case Results

Wake County Misdemeanor Child Abuse Charge Dismissed

August 2019

Client, a  black mother, was charged with misdemeanor child abuse after disciplining her seven year old son. North Carolina law allows disciplining a child through corporal punishment so long as the punishment was not administered with a "wicked intent" and does not result in permanent injury. Attorney Sean Cecil secured dismissal of the bogus and outrageous criminal charges, but only after several hours were spent interviewing and preparing the mother for a likely trial. 

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

Court: Wake County District Court

Sean Cecil

Sean is an experienced advocate dedicated to justice for all people. He believes that individual human rights outweigh the freedom to make an easy dollar.

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Edelstein & Payne has been dedicated to individual and workers' rights for over 30 years. Our attorneys have consistently been named on best lawyer and superlawyer lists, and have received numerous awards and recognitions for community contributions.

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With nearly 80 years of combined experience serving the working people of North Carolina, the lawyers at Edelstein & Payne have proven their dedication to justice for all people.