Child Abuse

Jacksonville Child Abuse Lawyer

Florida Child Abuse, according to Florida Statute Section 827.03(1), occurs when the defendant committed one of the following on a child:

  1. intentionally inflicted physical or mental injury, or
  2. committed or actively encouraged another to commit an intentional act that would reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury.

In Jacksonville, Florida, child abuse is a third degree felony.  To learn more about the crime of child abuse, contact a Jacksonville Florida Child Abuse Attorney.  A Jacksonville Florida Child Abuse Lawyer will investigate your case and advise you further.  Contact our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyers by email or by calling 904-685-1200.

Aggravated Child Abuse

Under Florida Statute Section 827.03(2), aggravated child abuse occurs when the defendant commits one of the following on a child:

  1. aggravated battery,
  2. willfully tortured, 
  3. maliciously punished,
  4. willfully and unlawfully caged, or 
  5. willfully committed child abuse causing great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement. 

In Jacksonville, Florida, Aggravated Child Abuse is a first degree felony.  To learn more about the crime of Aggravated Child Abuse, contact a Jacksonville Florida Aggravated Child Abuse Attorney.  A Jacksonville Florida Aggravated Child Abuse Lawyer will investigate your case and advise you further.  Contact our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyers by email or by calling 904-685-1200.