Police arrived at Tonya Burns’ home and arrested her for allegedly hitting her daughter with a tire iron when she wouldn’t go to school. Admittedly, parents can often act erratically when their teenage children defy their authority. It is commonly difficult for parents to deal with their children’s rebellious and testy nature. Tonya Burns may have overreacted when she hit her daughter, but she believes that her actions had good reason. Burns told the police that her daughter refused to go to school, so Burns pulled her out of the car and left when they arrived at the educational institution.
The stubborn teen chose to walk away from the school, an action that Burns saw in her rearview mirror. In anger she pulled up to her daughter and grabbed the tire iron in the vehicle. She then whacked her child smartly and told her that she needed to go to school. The premises security grabbed the daughter and took her into the building, and then called the police to arrest Burns for her behavior. She is being held on a $25,000 bond, will be given house arrest, and has been ordered to stay away from her teenage daughter. The young woman faces one count of aggravated child abuse in court. Burns’ daughter is now in the custody of the Department of Children and Families in Miami.
Sometimes, an erratic action can create a serious issue in court. Burns’ probably never intended to abuse her daughter when she was trying to motivate the young woman to head to school. If you have acted out of anger and were arrested for child abuse, we realize that your actions may have been unintentional, or may appear to be abuse when they weren’t. If you have been arrested for domestic violence or child abuse, then talk to a lawyer at our firm for defense in the court room. We will use every tactic we can employ to prove to the court that you don’t deserve time in jail for your crimes.