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Criminal Abuse Statutory Information
An individual is guilty of criminal abuse if he or she is a caregiver who intends to inflict mental or physical pain or injury to a vulnerable adult, or who subjects a vulnerable adult to a deprivation or aversive procedure, involuntary seclusion, or unreasonable confinement.
If the act of criminal abuse results in death of a vulnerable adult, the offender may face up to 15 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $30,000.
If the act results in great bodily harm, penalties may include up to 10 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $20,000.
If the act results in substantial bodily harm or the risk of death, penalties may include up to 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
An individual is also guilty of criminal abuse if he or she is a caregiver, facility staff, or individual who provides services in a facility that engages in sexual penetration or contact with a patient, resident, or client of the facility.
Penalties may include imprisonment of up to one year and/or a fine of up to $3,000.
The consequences of a criminal abuse conviction are severe. Call Jeff Dean today to protect yourself against these charges.