Child Abuse

I Was Charged With Child Abuse In Florida. Will I Go To Jail?

Child Abuse in Florida occurs when someone:

  1. Intentionally inflicts physical or mental injury upon a child;
  2. Commits an intentional act that could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child; or
  3. 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.

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