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Category Archives: child abuse

Negligence

Is It Legal to Leave a Child in the Car in Florida?

By Deric Zacca, PA |

Parents have been tempted to leave their children in the car while they run inside for a quick errand. After a few high-profile tragedies involving the deaths of children left in vehicles, states began cracking down on this practice. Nineteen states, including Florida, have laws defining the (il)legality of leaving a child alone in… Read More »

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Parking Lot Incident Leads To Child Neglect Charges

By Deric Zacca, PA |

A South Florida woman is facing charges of child neglect after leaving three children inside a locked vehicle at a local grocery store while she went inside the business. The woman was arrested after law enforcement officials, who were investigating a crash in the business’s parking lot, were alerted to the situation by a… Read More »

Infant In Protective Care Following Allapattah Incident

By Deric Zacca, PA |

A young child is in protective care after being found alongside the road with the child’s mother after a car crash in Allapattah. The incident, similar to another one that took place recently in Ohio, involved a man passed out in the driver’s seat of the vehicle and the child’s mother on the ground… Read More »

Parents Arrested After Children Found Living in Filth

By Deric Zacca, PA |

A home in Miami Gardens was the scene of something out of a horror movie as young children were found living in horrendous conditions beyond what most of us could ever imagine. Two couples, who shared a house with their combined seven children, are likely going to be facing numerous charges for allowing the… Read More »