Endangering the welfare of a child is a criminal offense in New York. Child endangerment refers to subjecting minor children to situations that are dangerous or inappropriate. The defendant does not have to engage in any overt actions against the child, but merely expose the child to something that could cause harm or injury. Caring for children while impaired by drugs or alcohol, exposing children to harmful chemicals or substances, domestic violence, driving while intoxicated with a minor child as a passenger, failing to strap a child into a car seat, exposing a child to a dangerous pet, failing to report suspected child abuse, and failing to provide proper and adequate medical attention to a child who is ill or injured are all examples of acts or ommissions which may lead to being charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
A criminal charge of endangering the welfare of a child can also result in unexpected ways that no one would imagine. For example, a young child runs toward an adult in the hallway of an apartment building and the adult, startled, picks the child up. The child's mother is alarmed - calls the police and an arrest is made wherein the adult is charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Not everyone charged with a crime that sounds so terrible is as evil as the criminal charge lodged against them would make them seem to be.
If you have been accused of endangering the welfare of a child, you can contact New York City criminal defense attorney Michael Redenburg to discuss the facts of your case and formulate a defense strategy. Child endangerment charges are very serious and you will need competent and aggressive representation to fight them and protect your rights. Attorney Redenburg provides thorough and diligent legal service to all clients dealing with criminal charges. He has knowledge of child endangerment laws and all aspects of criminal defense having represented individuals charged with this crime in the past.
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The penalties for endangering the welfare of a child in New York are imprisonment for up to one year along with fines; and possible loss of custody of the child may result. If convicted, you may have a criminal record which will negatively impact your life and future. To minimize the severe consequences of such a conviction, it is important to have the capable services of a legal professional.
Have you been accused of endangering the welfare of a child? Contact the New York City criminal defense attorney Michael Redenburg, Esq. at (212)240-9465 for a case evaluation today.