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 depends on the alleged relation of the actor to the victim, as well as the exact nature of the alleged act.
The non-violent 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:
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 Kahn, Gigliotti & Lehrfeld have the necessary skills and background to provide the best child endangerment defense possible.
Most importantly, our South Jersey child pornography 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.