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Endangering the Welfare of a Child

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Endangering Welfare of a Child Lawyers Burlington County NJ

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Criminal charges for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4, can stem from multiple types of conduct. Endangering the Welfare of a Child tends to act as a “catch-all” charge for conduct that adversely affects children or juveniles. Because these charges can apply to a variety of conduct, ranging from child pornography cases to drunk driving with a child in the car, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office prosecutes these cases aggressively. Moreover, charges for Endangering the Welfare of a Child often are part and parcel of multiple charges for crimes like hindering, criminal sexual contact, distribution of child pornography, sexual assault, DWI and lewdness. Depending on the nature of the offense, you could either be charged with a first degree, second degree or third degree indictable offense for Endangering the Welfare of a Child in New Jersey. The most severe of which carries up to twenty (20) years in a NJ State Penitentiary.

Firm Partner and Former Deputy Attorney General, William C. Fay, IV, has dedicated his career to the practice of criminal law. Mr. Fay routinely represents clients charged with serious criminal offenses throughout Burlington County, including towns like Medford, Willingboro, Palmyra, Pemberton, Riverside, Westampton, Bordentown, Burlington Township, Cinnaminson, Evesham and Florence, just to name a few. If you would like to consult with Mr. Fay directly about your pending matter, please contact our office today at (609) 850-8284. We can be reached 24/7 for your convenience.

Is Possession of Child Porn Also Endangering the Welfare of a Child?

Yes. Under N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4 there are generally seven (7) different forms of conduct that qualify as Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Depending on the type of conduct, the charge will vary between a first, second or third degree indictable offense. The list of possible violations are as follows:

Manufacturing Child Pornography

Sexual Conduct

Abuse or Neglect

Distributing Child Pornography

Sexual Contact

Abuse or Neglect

Possession of Child Pornography

Endangering the Welfare of a Child Lawyer in Evesham, NJ

As you can clearly see from the information listed above, felony charges for Endangering the Welfare of a Child can cause your life to turn upside-down. However, due to the complexity of the law and possible evidentiary issues that exist in many of these cases, there may be a defensible argument to a dismissal or reduction of your charges. If you would like to speak with an attorney about your pending case or the case against a loved one who is currently locked in the Burlington County Jail, please contact our Burlington County Office. Allow our team of trial lawyers to meticulously comb through the discovery in your case and assess the strength and merits of the charges filed. Moreover, if someone is pending a pretrial detention hearing, it is even more important that you retain an experienced criminal attorney to represent you at the hearing and help avoid pretrial detention. The initial consultation is complimentary, call (609) 850-8284 today.

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Burlington Office

525 Highway 73,
Suite 104, Marlton,
New Jersey 08053
Phone: 609-850-8284
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Hamilton Office

100 Horizon Center
Boulevard, Hamilton,
New Jersey, 08691
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Point Pleasant Office

3828 River Road,
Suite A, Point Pleasant,
New Jersey 08742
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Middletown Office

180 Kings Highway,
Middletown Township,
New Jersey 07748
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