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Child Abuse Attorney in Boca Raton

Arrested for abusing or neglecting your child?

Child abuse is a very serious crime in any state and Florida is no exception. Child abuse is referred to as any abandonment, harm, abuse, mental or physical injury severe neglect and sexual abuse of a child. By causing harm, physical or emotional suffering of a child and being found guilty of it, you may be facing serious repercussions.

If you are the parent, you may lose your parental rights as well as face heavy fines, jail or prison time and lengthy probations. It is important that after an arrest, you contact a Boca Raton child abuse attorney from my firm to receive representation.

If you have been arrested or you know that an accusation has been made, it is to your best interest to never make a statement to anyone before speaking to a Boca Raton criminal defense attorney. This includes spouses or fellow parents of the child, teachers, coaches, doctors or nurses.

What are the consequences of a conviction?

There are cases of wrong place and wrong time or simple mistakes of false accusation which can lead to very negative side effects. Depending on the circumstances that you were arrested for, whether it was aggravated abuse or neglect, you may be charged with a felony or a misdemeanor.

In addition to jail time, a child abuse conviction can include:

  • Requiring to register as a sex offender
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Ruined reputation
  • Criminal record
  • Supervised access to the child
  • Sustained involvement with a child protective services agency

Exact penalties depend largely on the circumstances involved including the extent of the abuse and any prior criminal history. This is why a child abuse charge requires legal assistance and representation from an experienced Boca Raton child abuse lawyer.

Representing Your Case with Tenacity

With so much a stake, it is absolutely imperative that you defend your rights after an arrest. Without the assistance of my firm, you could be facing serious sentencing and pricey fines and charged as a felon. You have a right to a fair trial and are not guilty until a judges says so. After an arrest, contact my firm to speak with a Boca Raton criminal lawyer and defend your future.

Call my firm right away to start putting together a strong defense strategy!

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