NJ CAMDEN COUNTY ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD DEFENSE LAWYER
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Facing allegations of abuse, neglect, or sexual misconduct under N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4 (ÄúEndangering the Welfare of ChildrenÄù) in Camden County can be overwhelming. But with Spodek Law Group Camden, you are never alone. We¬have seen many cases related to child endangerment and have helped many defendants protect their rights.
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It is essential to work with skilled criminal attorneys to get legal assistance if you are accused of a child welfare charge. Especially when it carries extreme consequences such as felony records and years of imprisonment in state prison facilities in Camden.
Our team at Spodek Law Group Camden comprises certified criminal attorneys, former prosecutors and defense lawyers, all working together to help our clients achieve the possible outcome from their cases. With collectively over 100 years of experience, we are equipped to defend endangering charges arising in Camden County areas like Winslow, Haddon Township, Bellmawr or Audubon. We provide immediate free consultation services and open lines of communication for our clients 24/7.
Endangering the Welfare of a Child: What You Should Know
An individual can commit this offense by engaging in conduct that impairs or debauches a child’s morals or causes them to be abused or neglected. However, note that legal duty is crucial for the offense to be severe.
When charged ¬with illegal activity due to your relationship with children-for instance,¬acting as their natural parent, adoptive parent, foster parent-step-parents give birth.-you have a legal duty of care towards the child that creates an obligation on your part ¬to protect them from any harm- even from yourself.
Meanwhile, those responsible for taking care of children but lack these relationships-like teachers, coaches, babysitters, employees, or volunteers-may¬also have legal duty of care to the child under their watch and are held to these duties too.
Indications of Legal Duty of Care
Engaging in sexual activities with a child is one way that impairs or debauches a child’s morals. Other examples include committing an obscene act in their presence or instructing them to perform any sexual activity.
Under New Jersey law, abusive conduct includes using excessive physical force or restraint on a child; subjecting the child to protracted loss of emotional health by isolating them from ordinary societal interaction; willfully creating a substantial risk of physical injuries for the children under your care; and failing as mandated by law to provide adequate support and care for the welfare of your ward(s).
Meanwhile, when someone fails willfully to provide proper clothing maintenance, proper cleaning education and training¬or seek medical attention/examinations where necessary ¬they lead to neglect which now constitutes an endangerment charge.
The state must prove that you knowingly commit this offense before it can prosecute you. Also, there are varying levels of punishments depending on whether it’s a second-degree offense where fines up to $150 000 apply plus ten years in prison or third-degree offenses such as up to five years in jail and $15 000 fine respectively.
Merger Doctrine Prohibits Prosecution For Two Similar Offenses
In some cases where elements may be similar, the doctrine of merger prohibits someone from being prosecuted for multiple offenses. Thus combining two separate acts that threaten the welfare of children does not occur simultaneously since they’re essentially similar in nature. However not all offences fall under this purview especially if they have distinct circumstances surrounding their charges like lewdness charges.
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Endangerment cases are complex deals because most times the accused gets convicted (backed up by statistics) and may find it hard to get pre-trial admission into interventions even at third-degree level offenses. Therefore, you must take the first step of securing a attorney experienced in handling these cases’ legal intricacies.
Our attorneys at Spodek Law Group Camden are passionate about defending those that entrust their rights in us. Combining our decades-long expertise across multiple jurisdictions with deep experience serving as prosecutors, we can help you achieve a positive outcome despite the challenges that lie ahead.
Avail yourself of our legal consultation services today by calling 856-492-9000 immediately.
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