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Child Endangerment Charges in New York | What You Need to Know

There few charges more serious than child endangerment charges, which is why if you are someone who is currently facing such charges, no matter how unwarranted they may be, you must retain the services of an experienced Rockland County criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Our firm has helped countless individuals in a similar position to yours, which is why we know we have what it takes to do the same for you, too. Please continue reading and gives us a call to learn more about how we can assist you through the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the penalties for child endangerment charges in New York State?

Based on the severity of your alleged crime, you may face a wide array of charges. For example, if you are charged with unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree, endangering the welfare of a child, non-support of a child in the first degree, or misrepresentation by a child daycare provider, there is a very good chance that you will receive a Class A misdemeanor, which can potentially land you in jail, as well as subject you to heavy fines. That being said, if you are accused of unlawfully dealing with a child in the second degree, you may receive a Class B Misdemeanor. Finally, if you are accused of abandoning your child, or of non-support in the first degree, you are most likely looking at a Class E Felony. Upon conviction for any of these charges, there is a very good chance you will spend years in jail, have to pay heavy fines, and will obtain a criminal record that will follow you for years to come, and most likely forever.

What is an escalated child endangerment charge?

There are certain circumstances that may warrant an escalation to your initial child endangerment charge, which, rather obviously, can drastically increase the severity of the penalties you may face. For example, if you are caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol with a minor in the car, you will most likely receive a DUI on top of a child endangerment charge. That being said, our firm is here to fight those charges–all you have to do is give us a call today.

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Kevin T. Conway has over 30 years of experience as a Spring Valley criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need a Rockland County criminal lawyer, contact our Spring Valley office for a free consultation.

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