Elder Abuse Top-Rated Legal Counsel

Miami Elderly Abuse Attorney

Let us fight for you! Call us now for your free consultation with our attorneys (305) 985-6640.

There is a significant elder population in Florida, especially in 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 with senior abuse.

If you have been accused of abusing the elderly or disabled, an elderly abuse attorney 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.

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 the abuse involves 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 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 $10,000.

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.

Call Our Office Today If You Are Facing a Charge for Senior Abuse

Since elder abuse is considered a felony offense in Florida, having an experienced elderly abuse attorney in your corner from start to finish can help you get the best possible outcome. With more than 47 years of experience, our elderly abuse attorney has the skills necessary to defend your rights in a case like this.

Case Victories

Fully Prepared to Get the Best Possible Results in Each Case
  • DUI & Traffic Case Dismissed

    A foreign national was cited for improper lane change and no driver license while visiting the United States.

  • Sex Crime No Jail or Prison Time

    Sex crime and restraining order.

  • Drug Crime Case Dismissed

    Client was arrested and charged with trafficking.

  • Federal Crime Sentence Reduced

    Client was indicted with conspiracy to commit money laundering and making a materially false statement to a federal agent.

  • DUI & Traffic Case Dismissed

    A foreign national was cited for failure to comply with a steady red signal while visiting the United States.

  • Lawyers of Distinction 2022
  • Best Law Firms 2021
  • Florida Legal Elite 2021
  • 2021 South Florida Legal Guide
  • Expertise 2022
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating - Criminal Defense
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Av Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers - Jeffrey S. Weiner
  • Best Lawyers
  • Lawyer Legion
  • O'Connors Federal Criminal Rules & Codes
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2020
  • Top Rated Lawyers 2021
  • America's Most Honored 2021
  • Top Lawyers South Florida 2021

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

  • ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    “Excellent knowledge and grasp of the law”

    - Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on Google
  • ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    “"In this world it is not always "what" you know, it is truly "who" you know."”

    - Robert D., on Google
  • ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    “"Jeff is not only a colleague, he is one of my closest friends, someone I respect and admire for the way he has served and continues to serve his clients."”

    - David Elden, on Google

Why Hire Our Firm?

See What Makes Us Different
  • We Are Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • We Get the Best Possible Result in Each Case
  • We Have Served Criminal Defense Clients and Fellow Lawyers For Over 47 Years
  • We Wrote “the Book” on Federal Criminal Rules & Cases
  • We Are Available 24/7 for Emergencies & Offer Free Initial Consultations