Child endangerment is neglect or abuse of children, encompassing many situations. At Maynard Law Office, LLC, we understand that when you are accused of endangering your child, you need a solid defense. Our Passaic County child endangerment lawyers handle all situations in which people are accused of endangering the welfare of their children, from leaving children unattended to false allegations of abuse.
If you have been accused of, or charged with, child endangerment, please contact our Passaic County child endangerment lawyer at Maynard Law Office, LLC, in northern New Jersey, at 973-540-0054 for a free consultation.
We serve clients throughout northern New Jersey, including Morris, Passaic, Essex, Somerset, Union, Sussex and surrounding counties.
Child Abuse Defense Lawyer
Under New Jersey law, child endangerment falls under both the civil and criminal code, meaning that you can be charged and convicted under either or both. A civil charge for child endangerment relates more closely to the general welfare of children, whereas a criminal charge for child endangerment may occur in conjunction with another crime, including:
- Solicitation of a minor
- Internet luring
- Sexual abuseand other sex crimes involving children
- Child pornography
- Endangering the welfare of a child
The penalties for a civil charge are much less severe than for a criminal charge; thus under some circumstances, we may be able to negotiate a plea with the prosecutor that you be charged under the civil code to avoid more substantial punishment.
Further, if the alleged crime involved is sexually oriented, an offender, if convicted, would also be required under Megan’s Law to register as a sex offender and will most likely be subject to Parole Supervision for Life/PSL or Community Supervision for Life/CSL upon conviction or completion of his or her sentence.
New Jersey Child Neglect Law Firm
Please contact our Essex County child abuse attorney as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation. We are experienced in defense against accusations of child endangerment and are equally capable of handling both civil and criminal components of the charge.
When you have so much to lose, do not let the potential costs deter you from seeking legal help — we can arrange a flexible payment plan to help you get the child endangerment defense you need.