What Should I Know About Child Endangerment in New York?

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New York does not take child endangerment charges lightly. If you are facing charges of child endangerment in New York, you may be facing consequences that may impact your future for years to come. To learn more about child endangerment, continue reading. If you require assistance with your charges, it is important that you retain the services of our experienced Garden City, NY child endangerment lawyer. Our legal team is prepared to explore all avenues of defense on your behalf. Do not hesitate to contact our firm to discover more about our services and how we can assist you. Give our firm a call to schedule your initial consultation with our team to get started.

Here are some questions you may have about child endangerment charges in New York:

How is child endangerment defined?

In New York, there are different levels of child endangerment charges. These charges will depend on the act that was committed and will vary case by case. The classifications of child endangerment charges are as follows:

  • Class A Misdemeanor: When an individual endangers the welfare of a child, unlawfully deals with a child in the first degree, is misrepresented by a child daycare provider, or is convicted of non-support of a child in the first degree, they will face a Class A misdemeanor.
  • Class B Misdemeanor: Individuals who unlawfully deal with a child in the second degree will face Class B misdemeanors.
  • Class E Felony: Individuals who are convicted of abandoning a child or in the event of non-support in the first degree will face Class E felonies.

What is an escalated child endangerment charge?

When a person is found to be committing a crime while also endangering the welfare of a child, this is known as escalated child endangerment. For example, this can occur when an individual operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is also driving with a minor in the vehicle. Being convicted of these charges can result in the individual being sentenced to jail for a long period of time. If you are facing escalated child endangerment charges in New York, it is recommended that you speak with an aggressive and skilled Nassau County criminal defense attorney. Our legal team at Grunwald & Seman will fight these charges. Give our firm a call today to learn more about how we can assist you.

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