Endangering The Welfare Of A Child
Endangering the welfare of a child is a felony in New Jersey. The degree and severity of punishment, including the requirement to register as a lifetime sex offender, depend on the alleged relation of the actor to the victim, as well as the exact nature of the alleged act.
The nonviolent crime of endangering the welfare of a child carries more serious penalties, including the strong possibility of prison, as well as lifetime registration as a sex offender, if you are the parent, caregiver, guardian, or anybody who is alleged to be standing in the position of the parents at the time of the offense. Specific child endangerment charges involve:
- Child abandonment
- Child criminal sexual contact
- Child neglect
- Child sexual assault
- Dietary or nutritional neglect
- Distributing drugs while in the presence of a child
- Domestic violence
- Drunk driving with a child in the car
- Exposing children to drugs
- Internet sex crimes against children
- Physical injury
There is almost an endless list of conduct when performed to or in the presence of children that can result in a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.
With decades of experience as child endangerment criminal defense attorneys in South Jersey, our team is well versed in New Jersey’s specific laws that protect children from mistreatment, and the repercussions of child endangerment charges that can drastically affect your life. Sometimes accusations are based on false claims from ex-spouses, ex-girlfriends/boyfriends or anonymous sources. No matter what the circumstances, seasoned criminal defense lawyers at Gigliotti Law Group have the necessary skills and background to provide the best child endangerment defense possible.
Most importantly, our South Jersey criminal defense lawyers have the vast experience needed to effectively and correctly evaluate your options. Whether the resolution of your case should be a trial or a plea agreement, be assured that it is a decision which will be made intelligently and mutually.
Criminal Lawyers At Gigliotti Law Group Are Experienced In Child Endangerment Defense
A criminal charge is nothing to be taken lightly. When charged with endangering the welfare of a child in South Jersey, know that time is of the essence. Contact Gigliotti Law Group to start drafting your defense. Our Camden criminal lawyers will aggressively defend your case. Contact us online today, or call our Cherry Hill offices at 844-742-7591 to schedule your free consultation. We advocate for those charged with crimes in Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Mercer County.