Endangering the Welfare of a Child Charge Dismissed
March 17, 2020
Recently, our office represented a client facing third degree charges for Possession of Child Pornography (also referred to as Endangering the Welfare of a Child) in New Jersey. The charges stemmed from an investigation into our client’s digital and personal files over an extended period of time. Eventually, a warrant was executed and involved the search and seizure of multiple electronics and documents within our clients home. Our client was arrested, detained and charged under N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4.
My office was contacted after the client was arrested and held in the County Jail pending the detention hearing. After being retained by the client’s family we were able to have him released from jail pending trial. Eventually, through diligent pretrial investigation and expert review, we were able to obtain a dismissal of the original charges involving Child Pornography and the client only plead guilty to Obstruction for failure to comply with police commands during the execution of the lawful search warrant.
If you or a family member have been charged with a criminal offense in New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact our office immediately for a consultation. Let us see what we can do to fight any illegitimate charges you may be facing.
Do Possession of Child Pornography Charges Involve Jail?
Possibly. Depending on your criminal record and the facts of your case, you could be facing anywhere from three (3) to five (5) years for Third Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child involving Possession of Child Pornography. If the number of photographs exceeds a certain amount, you could be facing Parole Supervision for Life, Megan’s Law Registration or even enhanced charges for Distribution of Child Pornography. All of this will depend upon the strength’s of the State’s case and whether or not the facts will hold up at trial. It is advisable that you speak with an attorney who is experience in handling charges for Endangering the Welfare of a Child in New Jersey.
Mt Holly NJ Attorneys for Endangering the Welfare of a Child Criminal Charges
If you or a family member are facing accusations involving Possession of Child Pornography, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Drug Possession, Driving While Intoxicated, Criminal Sexual Contact or Removal From Megan’s Law, contact the Attorneys at Proetta, Oliver & Fay. Our firm has handled thousands of criminal cases over the years and we would gladly discuss what we can offer to help you in your time of need. For an immediate consultation with an attorney, please call (609) 850-8284.