About Charges Involving Child Abuse and Child Endangering
If You’ve Been Charged or Falsely Accused of Child Abuse or Endangering in New Jersey You Need an Experienced Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer
In New Jersey, criminal child abuse is referred to as Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Endangering the Welfare of a Child is a felony that can carry a penalty of up to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison. Even if you have been falsely accused of child abuse or neglect, do not rely on case workers or the State to help prove your innocence. You need to take the accusations seriously and hire an attorney to represent you – or you risk losing your children to social services and/or serving jail time.
The above image is taken from a child advocacy website that encourages citizens to make accusations of child abuse just to be on the “safe side” even in situations where there is no evidence of abuse.
What is child endangerment?
Any person with a legal duty to care for the child who engages in sexual conduct or harms the child through abuse or neglect may be charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Unfortunately, many accused individuals are often the victim of false child endangerment allegations are made anonymously or made by a former spouse trying to get the upper hand in a custody struggle over a child. No matter what the accusations stem from, fighting hard to keep a conviction off your record is critical.
A Note About Endangering and Neglect Charges
There are many watchdog groups and social service agencies in our communities that serve to protect the welfare of children. Good for them. In their efforts to vigorously protect children’s rights, however, many wrongfully accuse parents of endangerment and neglect of their children. If you are facing allegations of neglect, and face losing your child to social services, talk to a lawyer at our firm immediately. We know the issues and will protect your rights as a parent, while ensuring the interests of your kids.
Free Consultation • Child Abuse & Endangerment Defense Attorneys • Former New Jersey Prosecutors
At Clark & Clark, we have been part of hundreds of criminal cases involving child endangerment, abuse, and endangering the welfare of a child. As former prosecutors in Monmouth County, New Jersey, we know what the issues are and how to sort out the hearsay evidence and false allegations.
- Our former prosecutors worked in a Child Abuse and Sexual Abuse Unit for Years.
- We have 30 years of criminal trial experience and understand how to exploit our knowledge of the system to your benefit.
- We have the knowledge and experience to not only get the best plea deal possible, but to successfully go to trial.
Contact our law offices in Freehold, New Jersey, for a free consultation about the child abuse or endangerment charges you are facing. Let us use our experience to help you keep your record and your reputation clear.
We represent clients charged with all offenses against children, including:
- Child abuse
- Child endangerment, Reckless endangerment
- Child molestation
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI) with child under the age of 16
- Child pornography
- Statutory rape, sex with a minor
Contact us today to talk with one of our attorneys.