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Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Have You Been Charged With Endangering the Welfare of a Child in New Jersey?

We have decades of experience representing those charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, under statute 2C:24-4. Our boutique firm is not like the many large firms out there, where you deal with multiple attorneys, and oftentimes have a different lawyer appear every time you go to court.

You will deal with one highly experienced attorney, who will have the support of a team if need be. You will always have a consistent point of contact to answer your questions. It is our opinion that this type of representation correlates with better overall results for Endangering the Welfare of a Child matters, both in the courtroom, as well as for peace of mind for the client. Our office has been successful in resolving Endangering the Welfare of Child matters favorably including winning at trial, appealing sentencing results, getting the charges dismissed or having the charges significantly lowered. Please contact our office at 732-784-2880 and we will be happy to give you more information.

What are the Different Types of Endangering Charges Under 2C:24-4 Endangering Welfare of a Child?

Moreover, the statute in New Jersey that encompasses these types of matters is 2C:24-4. If you have been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, it is imperative to retain counsel that has extensive experience dealing with these types of matters. Tara Breslow has been very successful in handling Endangering the Welfare of Child matters including, driving while intoxicated while a minor is in the vehicle, sexual assault and child pornography related endangering charges. Endangering charges include sexual and physical abuse and more recently there is has been a tremendous increase in the number of child pornography related endangering cases.

Endangering Welfare of Child Statute

The governing statute in New Jersey for is NJSA 2C:24-4. If you have been charged with Endangering the Welfare of Child as it relates to a sexual act, neglect or related to viewing child pornography you could face jail time or Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life. Ms. Breslow has been successful in handling these matters for many years. The law is as follows:

a.Any person having a legal duty for the care of a child or who has assumed responsibility for the care of a child who engages in sexual conduct which would impair or debauch the morals of the child, or who causes the child harm that would make the child an abused or neglected child as defined in ... is guilty of a crime of the second degree. Any other person who engages in conduct or who causes harm as described in this subsection to a child under the age of 16 is guilty of a crime of the third degree. A person commits a crime of the second degree if he causes or permits a child to engage in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act if the person knows, has reason to know or intends that the prohibited act may be photographed, filmed, reproduced, or reconstructed in any manner, including on the Internet, or may be part of an exhibition or performance. If the person is a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of the child, the person shall be guilty of a crime of the first degree.

Endangering the Welfare of a Child charges include the following:

  • Child pornography
  • Sexual Assault
  • Driving while intoxicated while a minor is in the vehicle
  • Child molestation
  • Child abuse
  • Child neglect
  • DYFS hearings
  • Statutory Rape

Typically, Endangering the Welfare of a Child is charged as a Second Degree offense and this holds five to ten years of State Prison. Also, included in the penalties are Megan’s Law registration and sometimes Parole Supervision for Life. If charged with a third degree offense, and subsequently found guilty at trial you can face three to five years of State Prison, with a requirement of registration as part of the sentencing requirements. It is important to realize that these are maximums penalties, and that our office knows how to properly review, analyze and negotiate these cases to avoid these harsh penalties.

If you have been accused of child abuse, sexual contact, assault, possession or distribtriation of child pornography or any related Endangering the Welfare of a Child charges, we are happy to review and consult the details of you matter, 732 784 2880.

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