New York Endangering the Welfare of a Child
The crime of Endangering the Welfare of a Child is a charge that gets immediate attention from police and the District Attorney. This crime also gets an emotional and negative reaction from the general public. A New York Endangering the Welfare of a Child Lawyer can explain that this case is taken so seriously because it involves children that are incapable of helping themselves. Often these charges will result in an Order of Protection, which will prevent the defendant from contacting or being in the presence of the child. If this order is violated, it can result in an additional charge of criminal contempt. If you have been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, assault, child pornography, or Kidnapping, it is important to seek legal guidance as soon as possible. You could be facing significant jail time, fines, probation and community service. Speak with a New York Criminal Lawyer from our team today.
If you are convicted of the charges against you, you may face both criminal and civil penalties. A conviction can also mean losing custody visitation and custody rights for the child. You may also be entered onto a state registry of child abuse and maltreatment. This information is available to the public, and can also affect your personal and professional relationships.
Often the charge of Endangering the Welfare of a Child will include other charges. If for instance, a parent spanks a child with a belt (excessive corporal punishment), the defendant could also receive a felony charge for Assault in the second degree, and a misdemeanor charge of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The District Attorney prosecutes these offenses aggressively, and it is vitally important that you have quality legal representation to ensure your rights are protected.
Contact a New York Endangering the Welfare of a Child Lawyer from Elliot Adler, P.C. We will explain the charges against you and answer all the questions you likely have. Whether the case stems from a Sex crime or a case that involves assault we are there to help you. With your first appointment, we will offer you a free consultation. We have service New York City as well as Long Island for your convenience, including in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. We also handle matters in Suffolk County and Nassau County, as well as Westchester County. Contact us today for an appointment and to receive your free consultation at 212.785.1300 today.