By Morton J. Grabel
Law office of Morton J. Grabel, Esq. APLC 

Elder abuse in California: know the basic law


Last updated 5/15/2019 at 1:40pm

The state of California has passed statues making elder abuse subject to criminal and civil liability. Essentially, the laws forbid not only the lack of care but also the physical or mental abuse of elderly persons.

While the remainder of this article may at first blush appear repetitive, there is a "take-away" that ought to be considered; violations of such provisions can subject the perpetrator to both civil and criminal liability at the same time.

The definitions are contained in the Welfare and Institutions Code and the criminal penalties in the Penal Code.

It is important to note th...

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