Orlando Child Neglect Lawyer
Florida Child Endangerment Lawyer
When most people think about child neglect, they think of a situation such as a parent leaving a six-year old child at home to fend for him or herself. In real life, the charge is more cloudy and open to interpretation. You may think that a 12-year-child who is responsible and a good student can be left at home while you go to the gym to work out. However, if police are called to your home for some reason, you may be arrested for child neglect and labeled a criminal.
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At The Umansky Law Firm, we are here to protect your rights as a parent. Our lawyers represent parents who have been accused of child neglect in Orlando and other communities in central Florida.
What Is Child Neglect?
In Florida, child neglect occurs when a child is "deprived of, or is allowed to be deprived of, necessary food, clothing, shelter, or medical treatment or a child is permitted to live in an environment when such deprivation or environment causes a child's physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired or to be in danger of being significantly impaired."
Examples of child neglect in Orlando may include:
- Leaving a child in a car while going shopping
- Leaving a child at home alone
- Leaving a child unattended in a shopping center or a park
A momentary lapse can result in charges of child neglect. For example, if you leave a child in a locked, air-conditioned vehicle for one minute while you dash into a store, you could be charged with neglect if someone calls police.
There are defenses to child neglect cases as discussed on this page. Our criminal defense lawyers can argue that your actions were a mistake and not a criminal act, and that you are entitled to a second chance. A mistake does not mean you are a criminal, and often times criminal neglect charges are not what they appear to be. Give us a call to discuss today!
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To schedule a free initial consultation with an Orlando child neglect attorney at The Umansky Law Firm, contact us through this website or call (407) 228-3838.