Many different criminal activities fall under the umbrella of violent crimes, and one could argue that violent crimes are among the most well-known types of offenses. Examples of such violent crimes include things like homicide, aggravated assault and domestic violence. However, as well-known as many violent crimes are, there are some acts that you may not expect to be violent criminal activities.
Nearly everyone would agree that child abuse or child neglect are terrible acts, but many people would probably expect that such offenses would be a Family Law matter; that Child Protective Services would claim custody of a neglected or abused child and work to find the victim a better home. There is a strong chance that such actions will be taken, but safeguarding the child's future and ensuring justice for the abuse are two different things. That is why if CPS takes custody of your child, you may wish to contact a criminal defense attorney as well as a family law attorney.
CPS does not take custody of children for no reason, so if the government has taken custody of your child, there is a strong chance that you may be under investigation for mistreatment. If enough evidence is gathered that indicates you were not caring for the child or even abusing the child, you may end up facing criminal charges of child neglect or child abuse, and that could mean jail time.
If you are facing accusations of child abuse or child neglect in Florida, please visit our webpage as soon as possible. We may be able help you defend yourself against all kinds of violent criminal charges, including child abuse.