Notice: While courts and businesses are closing due to COVID-19, we are still accessible to answer your legal questions. We can still handle most legal issues and communications with clients by phone, email and text.
Elderly Exploitation Put a Skilled and Trial-Proven Attorney in Your Corner

Miami Elderly Exploitation Lawyer

Also Protecting the Future of Clients in Fort Lauderdale

The elderly are some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Declining mental and physical health leaves them open to exploitation and predation from friends, family members, and even strangers. Abuses can include financial abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, or even sexual abuse. Elder abuse accusations are often levied at family members who hold positions of power, such as power of attorney, and they can be devastating. You must contact a Miami elderly exploitation attorney immediately in order to restore your good name.

Call The Hoffman Firm today at (305) 928-1669 if your case is in Miami, 954-737-3004 if your case is in Broward County, or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you.

Elderly Exploitation Crimes under Florida Law

Accusations of elder exploitation are devastating due to their personal nature. Defenses can include counters of hearsay or a lack of evidence. It is important that you contact an attorney immediately in order to prepare your best defense.

This crime occurs when someone in a position of trust and confidence with the elderly person or disabled adult, or someone with a business relationship with them, knowingly obtains or uses, or endeavors to obtain or use, that person’s funds, assets, or property with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive the elderly person or disabled adult of the use, benefit, or possession of the funds, assets, or property, or to benefit someone other than the elderly person or disabled adult.

“Exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult” means:

  • Using an elderly person’s or disabled adult’s funds, assets, or property with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive the elderly person or disabled adult of the use, benefit, or possession of the funds, assets, or property, or to benefit someone other than the elderly person or disabled adult, by a person who knows or reasonably should know that the elderly person or disabled adult lacks the capacity to consent
  • Breach of a fiduciary duty to an elderly person or disabled adult by the person’s guardian, trustee who is an individual, or agent under a power of attorney which results in an unauthorized appropriation, sale, or transfer of property.

An unauthorized appropriation occurs when the elderly person or disabled adult does not receive the reasonably equivalent financial value in goods or services, or when the fiduciary violates any of these duties:

  • Committing fraud in obtaining their appointments
  • Abusing their powers
  • Wasting, embezzling, or intentionally mismanaging the assets of the principal or beneficiary
  • Acting contrary to the principal's sole benefit or best interest
  • Misappropriating, misusing, or transferring without authorization money belonging to an elderly person or disabled adult from an account in which the elderly person or disabled adult placed the funds, owned the funds, and was the sole contributor or payee of the funds before the misappropriation, misuse, or unauthorized transfer

At The Hoffman Firm, we understand the challenges our clients face. We are here to help you protect your rights. Don’t let an accusation of criminal behavior destroy your future.

We’ll help you understand the legal processes and your options. Call us at (305) 928-1669 today if you are in Miami. Call 954-737-3004 if you are in Broward County.

Why Should You Choose The Hoffman Firm?

Here Are Six Reasons
  • Client-Focused Representation

    Our Firm is dedicated to client satisfaction. We are available 24/7 to help those in need.

  • Decades of Experience

    Attorney Evan Hoffman has over two decades of experience fighting for the accused.

  • Premier Criminal Defense Firm

    Experienced Attorney Evan Hoffman has handled some of the most high profile and complex cases.

  • Proven Track Record

    Client satisfaction is our top priority. At The Hoffman Firm we take great pride in our success and case victories.

  • Florida Former State Prosecutor

    Attorney Evan Hoffman has extensive knowledge of the strategies used by prosecutors throughout Florida.

  • Free Initial Consultation

    We offer free initial consultations to ensure that we have your best interests in mind.

Hear it From Our Clients

Read What Past Clients Had to Say
  • “As busy as he is, I was always able to get a hold of him. He provided me his personal cell phone and I was always able to text him if I had any questions.”

    - John
  • “Evan was able to get all my charges dismissed and now 6 months after the worst mistake of my life (getting arrested), Evan was able to give me my life back.”

    - Stacy
  • “I cannot say enough great things about Evan and his staff. He helped me and he will help you too. Call Evan if you are ever in legal trouble.”

    - Armando
  • “I know that I am grateful for all of Evan's hard work and can without a doubt recommend him to my friends, family and all of those out there on the world wide web.”

    - Joshua
  • “If anyone is ever arrested or even under investigation, I can assure you the only person you need to call is EVAN!”

    - John

Start Your Defense

Schedule Your Free Consultation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.

Record Of Success

Aggressive Traffic Ticket Defense
  • Not Guilty Felony Robbery

    Client was charged with armed robbery in Tallahassee. In less than an hour, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

  • Not Guilty Felony Sexual Battery

    Client was arrested for sexual battery and case went to trial. In less than 30 minutes the verdict was not guilty.

  • Case Dismissed Possession of Marijuana

    We filed a motion to suppress the stop based upon an illegal search and seizure. The Judge ruled that the officer did not have probable cause to stop the client.