New Jersey Child Endangerment Attorney
Child Endangerment Laws
New Jersey has specific laws regarding the protection of children from mistreatment, often referred to as the Endangering the Welfare of Children statute. Any person found guilty of sexual misconduct with a child or abuse or neglect of a child may be accused of child endangerment under this law, and the repercussions of a conviction can have serious adverse effects on your life. Sadly, though, sometimes accusations of child endangerment are based on false claims from ex-spouses or anonymous sources.
What Constitutes Child Endangerment?
A sentence for someone convicted of child endangerment in Freehold or Neptune New Jersey can range from probation up to 10 years in prison, depending on the severity of the abuse or neglect of the child. Some examples of what constitutes child endangerment and abuse in New Jersey include:
- Physical injury
- Causing risk of death or disfigurement
- Sexual acts with a child
- Dietary or nutritional neglect
The statute outlines many other behaviors that could lead to a child endangerment conviction, and in some cases, you may be forced to register as a sex offender if found guilty of one of these behaviors.
If you or someone you know has been charged with endangering a child in Freehold, NJ, we can help you protect your legal rights and defend your case. Contact an experienced New Jersey domestic violence lawyer at the Law Office of Jason A. Volet today at 732-863-5050 to learn more about how we can help you.