Child Abuse Defense Lawyers in Orlando
Legal Protection Against Accusations of Abuse and Neglect
Are you looking for a child abuse defense attorney in Orlando? If so, NeJame Law can help. The general public is now more conscious about child abuse cases, and the State of Florida, along with Florida law, is very serious about arresting and prosecuting individuals accused of child abuse.
The criminal defense team at NeJame Law possesses the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to represent and defend you in court for any child abuse or child neglect offense. Our team of Central Florida child abuse defense attorneys has handled many child abuse cases. We have our main office in Orlando but have other offices throughout the state.
Child abuse cases need to be handled with care. The attorneys at NeJame Law have the professionalism to handle child abuse cases delicately.
Child Abuse Offenses in Florida
“Child abuse” means:
- Intentional infliction of physical or mental injury upon a child;
- An intentional act that could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child; or
- Active encouragement of any person to commit an act that results or could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child.
“Aggravated child abuse” occurs when a person:
- Commits aggravated battery on a child;
- Willfully tortures, maliciously punishes, or willfully and unlawfully cages a child; or
- Knowingly or willfully abuses a child, and in so doing causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child.
“Neglect of a child” means:
- A caregiver’s failure or omission to provide a child with the care, supervision, and services necessary to maintain the child’s physical and mental health, including, but not limited to food, nutrition, clothing, shelter, supervision, medicine, and medical services that a prudent person would consider essential for the well-being of the child; or
- A caregiver’s failure to make a reasonable effort to protect a child from abuse, neglect, or exploitation by another person.
Child Abuse Penalties - Florida Law
Normally, a child abuse felony in the third degree is punishable by up to five years and an aggravated child abuse is a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years.
We are proud to represent and care about our clients. We know the devastation that a child abuse charge can bring to an individual and their family. We will answer your questions and guide you through this stressful process, working to take away some of the confusion and uncertainty that comes along with any child abuse charge, while seeking the most favorable outcome for you or your loved one.
If you have been charged with any child abuse crime, contact NeJame Law immediately. We value your privacy and will keep any information strictly confidential.
Call us at (407) 500-0000. You may also fill out the online form provided on this page.