A couple in Fort Pierce has been arrested after an investigator found their home in unsanitary conditions. According to the arrest affidavit, the home was filled with rotten food, trash and feces. Investigators also stated that there were gnats and flies all over the home.
They stated that there was no edible food in the home. There was only one good gallon of milk in the refrigerator. Police officers arrested Dorothy and Joseph Gore. They are currently being held in St. Lucie County Jail.
Neighbors knew that the children were suffering. Bernadette Nunes Lynch was one of the neighbors. She stated that she knew the couple was having problems because they kept to themselves. She also stated that the couple should have asked for help from a family member, friend or guidance counselor if they were having trouble caring for their children.
The Florida Department Of Children And Families had been investigating the family ever since August 2015. The three children were removed from the home. They are now being cared for by relatives.
People who have been accused of child abuse and neglect can potentially spend several years in prison. That is why if you are facing child abuse and neglect charges, then you should consider contacting a Fort Pierce child neglect lawyer. If you are in need of a Saint Lucie Child Abuse Attorney, then you should consider contacting Saint Lucie Child Abuse Attorney Jeffrey H. Garland.
Jeffrey has been practicing law ever since 1980. He has handled child abuse cases for the past several years. He is committed to making sure that justice is served in every case. Jeffrey knows how frustrating it can be for a person who is facing child abuse charges. That is why he strives to make sure the case is resolved as quickly as possible.
Jeffrey is not only a qualified attorney, but he is also a member of a number of prestigious organizations. He is a member of the Academy of Florida Lawyers. Jeffrey is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers. Additionally, he is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.