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:
- provide the necessary care, supervision, and services that a prudent person would consider essential for the well-being of the child or
- 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.