The physical abuse can include both threats of violence and any acts that result in injury. Sexual abuse involves any type of sexual contact with a child, as well as indecent exposure. Aggravated child abuse is any abuse of a child that resulted in bodily harm or involved the use of a deadly weapon. When a parent is charged with child abuse, it can result in the termination of parental rights and/or child custody and timesharing agreements.
Crimes against children are considered extremely serious and will be aggressively prosecuted. Penalties in an abuse case can include incarceration, fines, community work, psychological counseling and sex offender registration if the crime involved sexual misconduct. A person convicted of aggravated child abuse, in which a child is tortured, maliciously punished or abused, will be facing incarceration in a state prison for many decades.
Taracks & Associates is a skilled family law firm that has successfully represented clients in child abuse cases. We know the tactics and strategies the prosecution will use when seeking a conviction in a child abuse case, and will conduct a hard-hitting defense. Attorneys at our firm are tough litigators that will ensure your rights are protected every step of the way.
Contact a Tampa child abuse lawyer from our firm if you have been charged with child abuse for qualified assistance with your case.