Domestic Violence Child Abuse Charges If Children Are Present
Officers in Florida can charge parents with domestic violence child abuse if your children are present during a domestic violence incident. The domestic violence child abuse charge or charges are in addition to any other domestic violence charges from the incident. The theory is that witnessing domestic violence by one or both of your parents harms the child’s mental health and, therefore, that harm constitutes domestic violence child abuse. Unlike domestic violence battery, which is normally a misdemeanor, domestic violence child abuse is a felony. Additionally, the Florida Department of Children and Families is going to get notified by the officers of the incident and they will conduct an investigation to determine what they believe needs to be done to protect the children. If you would like to discuss how I can help, the consultation is free. Please call me at 407-740-8300, text me at 407-616-8808 or email me at email@example.com.