Orlando Child Abuse Defense Lawyer

Aggressive Defense to Protect Your Family Life

Under Florida law, child abuse is a criminal act that causes, or could reasonably cause, physical or mental injury to a child (any person under the age of 18). It is important to note that child abuse can be committed by a person who is not a caregiver, parent, or person responsible for a child. This means that what would otherwise be a battery offense will become child abuse if committed against a minor. Make sure you have an aggressive Orlando child abuse lawyer on your side to protect your rights. Call Parikh Law today to get the help you need.

Avoiding a Conviction

If you were arrested for child abuse, you need to get started building your defense right away. The punishments for a conviction can be extremely severe and could ruin your immediate and long-term future.

Child abuse crimes can include:

  • Child neglect
  • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor
  • Failure to report child abuse or neglect
  • Leaving a child alone in a car
  • Underage possession of alcohol

This crime is considered a third-degree felony, meaning it can come with up to five years in prison or five years of probation with a $5,000 fine. The stakes are high. Make sure you are prepared with an aggressive defense.

How We Can Help

The only way to avoid a conviction is by either proving the injuries were not caused by you or by using the parental privilege defense. You will need to demonstrate that the minor injury was only a result of regular discipline, rather than malicious intent. However, this is difficult to prove. It is important that you get help from a relentless criminal defense lawyer who knows how to fight for your rights.