I was arrested for Child Abuse with no great harm in Palm Beach county. I spanked my step son (not hard and on his butt) and a neighbor heard him crying and called the police. My son had bruises on his hips from few days before when he was running and playing and they said it was consistent with Child Abuse. Aside from a red bum I did not scar or bruise him.
CPS will want to drug test you. If you are on pre-trial release and have to report each week, you can be drug tested.
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