Florida has long been one of the country’s most popular retirement destinations. Due to the high number of senior citizens in the State, the legislature has enacted special laws to protect the elderly from all forms of abuse. These laws encompass a wide array of criminal acts from physical abuse to theft and fraud. In many cases these laws give prosecutors broader discretion to prosecute and carry enhanced penalties for the accussed. If you have been charged with a crime involving an elderly person, contact an experienced Tampa criminal attorney right away.