Stockton defense attorney Leah Gillis gets another case dismissed. In the case of Bradley L., Ms. Gillis’ client was charged with a violation of Penal Code section 368(c) Elder Abuse. Ms. Gillis was able to get the case dismissed without her client having to go to trial.

Bradley was facing jail time, fines, years of probation and having to complete a 52 week violence counseling program. Elder abuse charges have dramatic and long lasting consequences. When elder abuse is prosecuted as a misdemeanor, potential penalties include up to one year in county jail and a fine of thousands of dollars. If it is prosecuted as a felony, the defendant may be sentenced to state prison for two to four years.

If you or a family member has been charged with an elder abuse or dependent adult crime, you need a local San Joaquin County criminal defense attorney who will fight for you.