Child Abuse

Experienced Child Abuse Lawyer Daytona Beach

Child abuse charges are not something to take lightly as your rights with your child can be terminated or they can be temporarily removed by court order until the finalization of your child abuse case. It is imperative for you to contact Kip Miller to discuss your pending child abuse case.

3 Types of Child Abuse

  • Aggravated Child Abuse Occurs When:
    • Someone commits aggravated battery on a child;
    • Someone willfully tortures, maliciously punishes, or willfully or unlawfully cages a child;
    • Someone knowingly or willfully abuses a child and in doing so causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child.
  • Child Abuse Occurs When:
    • There is an intentional infliction of physical or mental injury upon a child;
    • There is an intentional act that could be reasonably expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child; or
    • There is active encouragement of any person to commit an act that results or could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child.
  • Neglect of a Child Occurs When:
    • A caregivers fails or omissions to provide a child with the care, supervision, and services necessary to maintain the child’s physical and mental health, including but not limited to food, nutrition, clothing, shelter, supervision,  and medical services that a prudent person would consider essential for the well-being of the child; or
    • A caregiver’s failure to make a reasonable effort to protect a child from abuse, neglect, or exploitation by another person.

Potential Consequences If Convicted of Child Abuse

The following are all for first time offenders with no previous criminal history.

  • Aggravated child abuse charge is a first degree felony and punishable by a term of imprisonment not exceeding 30 years or, when specifically provided by statute, by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000 along with other possible consequences.
  • A person who willfully or by culpable negligence neglects a child and in so doing causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child commits a felony of the second degree, punishable by a term of imprisonment not exceeding 15 years, a fine of up to $10,000 along with other possible consequences.
  • A person who knowingly or willfully abuses a child without causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child commits a felony of the third degree, punishable by imprisonment not exceeding 5 years and a fine of up to $5,000 along with other possible consequences.
  • A person who willfully or by culpable negligence neglects a child without causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child commits a felony of the third degree, punishable by imprisonment not exceeding 5 years, a fine of up to $5,000 along with other possible consequences.

Why Should You Choose Kip Miller to Defend Your Child Abuse Charge?

In 1993, Kip accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney and was assigned to the misdemeanor division. Kip was then promoted to the felony division of the State Attorney’s Office and handled many aggravated child abuse and neglect of a child cases. Ultimately, Kip was selected as a “lead felony trial attorney” where he was responsible for not only his assigned cases, but also the supervision of other trial attorneys in his division. He is a two-time recipient (1995 and 1999) of the “Top Gun” Award, which is given by the Office of the State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit, for outstanding trial attorney.

In 2000, Kip decided to be the voice for the defendants and started practicing criminal defense and has handled many aggravated child abuse, child abuse and neglect of a child cases while in private practice.

With more than 17 years of criminal trial experience, Kip has prosecuted and defended thousands of criminal cases. Put Kip Miller’s extensive criminal defense experience to work for you. Call Koleilat & Miller today for a free consultation, and get an experienced DUI lawyer you can trust.