Tampa Child Sex Abuse Attorney
Child Abuse Information
Any accusation of child abuse in Florida is a very serious matter. If you have been so accused do not make any response other than to immediately seek the assistance of a Tampa sex crime defense attorney with extensive experience in these matters. Child abuse is a criminal act and the potential penalties are severe.
Child Abuse Lawyer in Tampa
Child abuse is the intentional infliction of physical or mental injury upon a child. In Florida this is a felony. If a child suffers great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement through neglect, torture, caging, battery or other act this is a felony of the first degree punishable by up to 30 years imprisonment. Additionally it is a felony of the third degree for a person 21 years of age or older to impregnate a child under the age of 16 punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000.
The exact charge will depend upon the type and seriousness of the injury to the child. In order to gain a conviction the prosecutor must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt that discipline used on a child was excessive and not reasonable. A child abuse lawyer at our firm is experienced in fighting allegations of child abuse. Parents and caregivers do have the right and responsibility to discipline a child and you have the right to a powerful defense.
Since you only have one opportunity to defend yourself from these charges it is important to select a defense lawyer who listens to you and answers your questions fully. Our legal team considers communication with a client to be of prime importance and takes care to be responsive at all times. Call The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger for a consultation with a talented sex crime defense lawyer and find out what can be done in your defense.
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