I Was Charged With Child Abuse In Florida. Will I Go To Jail?
Child Abuse in Florida occurs when someone:
- Intentionally inflicts physical or mental injury upon a child;
- Commits an intentional act that could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child; or
- Actively encourages any person to commit an act that results in, or could reasonably be expected to result in, physical or mental injury to a child.
A child is defined as any person under the age of 18.
What Are The Penalties For Child Abuse In Florida?
Child Abuse is a Third Degree Felony in Florida. If convicted, you are subject to the following penalties:
- Up to five (5) years in prison.
- Up to five (5) years of probation.
- Up to $5,000 in fines.