Child Neglect

Jacksonville Child Neglect Lawyer

In Florida, Neglect to a child is charged under Florida Statute Section 827.03(3) which states that Child Neglect occurs when a child’s caregiver, willfully or by culpable negligence, fails to:

  1. provide the necessary care, supervision, and services that a prudent person would consider essential for the well-being of the child or
  2. fails to protect a child from abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

In Jacksonville, Florida, if the neglect results in great bodily harm or causes permanent disability or disfigurement, the defendant may be charged with a second degree felony.  If not, the child neglect charge is a third degree felony.

If you have been arrested for Child Neglect in or around the Jacksonville area, contact a Jacksonville Florida Child Neglect Attorney.  A Jacksonville Florida Child Neglect Lawyer will investigate your case and advise you further.  Contact our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyers by email or by calling 904-685-1200.