The Law Offices Of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC, Announced Today The Acquittal of a Father in Family Court Against ACS.
MANHATTAN, N.Y. - Aug. 5, 2021 - PRLog -- The trial of ACS v. J.G docket No. NN-01636-21 took longer then expected because of Covid. The father was accused of excessive corporal punishment by ACS. In New York, parents are allowed by law to use reasonable force to discipline their children. To ACS this does not matter, ACS has taken the position that ANY corporal punishment is child abuse. This is not a legally valid decision. In this case, the father smacked his daughter once when she called him profanities and was out of control. After a full trial, Family Court Judge Keith Brown found the father not guilty and dismissed the case.
"We are very happy for our client, he is a concerned father who was properly disciplining a child who was out of control. ACS has to stop attacking parents for being good parents," Mr. Discioarro said. New York Penal Law 35.10.1 clearly states that:
"A parent, guardian or other person entrusted with the care and supervision of a person under the age of twenty-one or an incompetent person, and a teacher or other person entrusted with the care and supervision of a person under the age of twenty-one for a special purpose, may use physical force, but not deadly physical force, upon such person when and to the extent that he reasonably believes it necessary to maintain discipline or to promote the welfare of such person."
The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro can be reached at the 24 hour hotline at 917-519-8417.