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Miami Elder Abuse Defense Attorney

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There is a significant elder population in Florida, especially Miami. Many of these residents rely on direct care from their loved ones or staff members at nursing homes. Since elder abuse has become one of the fastest-growing crimes in the state, it is not uncommon for caregivers and family members to be falsely charged to elder abuse.

If you have been accused of abusing the elderly or disabled, our Miami elder abuse defense lawyers at Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. can listen to your side of the story, collect evidence, and build a strong and personalized defense strategy on your behalf. We know what it takes to either get your charges reduced or your entire case dismissed.

Florida Elder Abuse Laws & Penalties

According to Florida law, elder abuse is defined as physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse or neglect inflicted on a person who is at least 60 years of age. A person can also be charged with elder abuse for encouraging another individual to commit elder abuse.

When elder abuse doesn’t result in great bodily injury or permanent disability, it is a third-degree felony, punishable by a maximum five-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $5,000. When elder abuse does involve great bodily injury or permanent disability, it is considered a first-degree felony, which carries a maximum 30-year prison term and a fine not exceeding $10,000.

Neglect that doesn’t involve great bodily injury or permanent disability, it is a third-degree felony. However, when neglect involves great bodily injury or permanent disability, it is a second-degree felony, which is punishable by a maximum 15-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $10,00.

When it comes to financial exploitation, if property that is valued at less than $10,000 is stolen, it is a third-degree felony. If the crime involves property valued between $10,000 and less than $50,000, it is a second-degree felony. Lastly, if the crime involves property valued at $50,000 or more, it is a first-degree felony.

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Since elder abuse is considered a felony offense in Florida, having an experienced lawyer on your corner from start to finish can help you get the best possible outcome in your case. With more than 45 years of experience, our legal team is ready to fight for you.

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