Child Abuse Lawyer in Jacksonville, FL
Defense Against Child Abuse Charges
If you are facing child abuse charges, contact a Jacksonville child abuse defense attorney at once for legal advice. Child abuse is considered a very serious crime and penalties will be harsh if you are found guilty.
A conviction in a child abuse case can result in:
- Court-ordered counseling
- Community service
Sentencing in abuse cases that involve sexual misconduct can be extremely severe, and usually include mandatory registration as a sex offender. The stigma of being labeled a sex offender can have adverse effects throughout your entire life, and your limit employment and housing options. Even being charged with a child abuse crime can ruin relationships with family and friends.
Facing a child abuse case in Jacksonville? Contact us online or call (904) 701-0591 today to consult a lawyer!
What Is Considered a Child Abuse Case in Florida?
In Florida, child abuse cases include any involve any "physical, mental, or sexual injury or harm” to a child. This includes threats thereof or any act that is likely to result in such harm.
Types of child abuse include:
- Sexual abuse
- Physical abuse
- Child molestation
- Inappropriate touching
- Malicious punishment
- Emotional abuse
- Leaving a child unattended in a car
Child abuse is often perpetrated by a parent, caregiver or other family member. It can occur for many different reasons, including drug and alcohol abuse, financial troubles, domestic violence, depression, stress and the abuser being abused themselves as a child.
Call a Jacksonville Child Abuse Attorney
The Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. can provide skilled legal counsel for your child abuse case. We are extremely knowledgeable regarding the laws pertaining to child abuse and can discuss your legal options if you have been charged with abuse or are the parents of a child who has been abused.
It is important for an experienced attorney to be involved early on in an abuse case to review and analyze any evidence. Our firm can provide competent guidance and valuable support to family members when a child has been injured or harmed by another individual.
Call (904) 701-0591 or email us today for a free case review.
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