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Elder Abuse Florida Law

Crimes involving the abuse or exploitation of others are typically prosecuted and penalized aggressively. When these crimes involve older victims, the penalties can be significantly enhanced. If you or someone you know stands accused of elder abuse or another crime involving violence against an elderly adult, you should not hesitate to contact an experienced defense attorney to discuss your case.

At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., we are standing by to review your case free of charge. Our Fort Lauderdale elder abuse defense lawyers have extensive experience handling crimes involving assault, abuse, exploitation, and domestic violence.

Contact us if you are facing charges for elder abuse in Broward County!

Crimes Against the Elderly in Florida

Florida enforces a number of laws that prohibit certain abusive and harmful acts against the elderly. While the facts of your case will influence the specific charges you face, the following are some of the more common crimes involving elder abuse:

  • Abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly and disabled adults - Florida law considers the intentional infliction of (or attempt to inflict) physical, emotional, and abusive harm against elderly or disabled adults a serious crime. Individuals charged with this offense can face third-degree felony charges punishable by large fines and terms of imprisonment. Charges may be enhanced to first degree felonies in cases where victims suffer serious injuries, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement.
  • Neglect of an elderly or disabled adult - Individuals can be criminally charged for neglecting the basic care of elderly or disabled adults. Defendants are commonly caregivers, health care providers, or family members of the victims. Depending on the injuries victims suffer, this charge can result in a second degree or third-degree felony.
  • Assault or battery against the elderly - Assault and battery committed against an elderly victim 65 years of age or older can result in stiffer penalties than those imposed by standard charges in the state of Florida. These are serious charges that carry minimum terms of imprisonment, hefty fines, and long hours of community service work.

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As former prosecutors with years of combined experience, our Fort Lauderdale elder abuse attorneys at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. understand the importance of reviewing cases personally and developing customized legal strategies. Whether you're charged involve domestic violence against a family member or charges stemming from your position as a caregiver, our team is here to protect your rights and future.

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