Close Menu

When you need a top rated West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney
-You call Scott Berry

Free Consultation 561-370-7420
Home > Abuse and Neglect in Florida

Abuse and Neglect in Florida

Abuse and/or Neglect of a child or of the elderly can constitute a criminal offense.  Abuse requires the intentional infliction of injury where as neglect is the failure or omission to provide proper care.  Where the abuse or neglect result in serious injury, the government can increase the severity of the crime charged.  Simple abuse or neglect is punishable by up to 5 years in prison.  When the crimes become aggravated, the punishment increases to as much as 30 years in prison.

Click here to read the Florida Child Abuse and Neglect Statute

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
MileMark Media - Practice Growth Solutions

© 2017 Scott Berry Law. All rights reserved.
This law firm website is managed by MileMark Media.

Contact Form Tab