Penal Code 368 pc Elder Abuse
“Penal Code 368 makes it a crime to inflict physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, endangerment or financial fraud on a victim 65 years of age or older. The crime is usually charged against caregivers, but can also be charged against anyone who commits these sorts of offenses against a senior citizen victim.”
The subject of elder abuse holds a highly sensitive meaning for the citizens, especially in the State of California. With that, there are several cases and a dwelling chance that the individual is wrongly accused of elder abuse based on grave misunderstandings. To avoid wrongful accusation, this law comes into action with its supporting clauses. When a person is accused of elder abuse, he or she is being accused of abuse in terms of physical, emotional, financial fraud or/and endangerment status to a person aged 65 years or older.
If you are proved guilty of committing an elder abuse crime against a person aged 65 years or older, then you will be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. If the abuse is of physical nature, a misdemeanor is charged. For an elder abuse that is associated with emotional, financial fraud or endangerment, conditions may vary according to the scenario and the previous criminal history of the accused.