One of the most unfortunate situations that is seen far too often is the maltreatment or neglect of a child. New York State has organized the different types of maltreatment into classifications. These classifications include physical abuse, physical neglect/inadequate guardianship, educational neglect, emotional or verbal abuse, emotional neglect, medical neglect, sexual abuse, and drug/alcohol abuse. In order to protect children from these atrocities, New York State has implemented the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.
When a person is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, they face serious charges that may result in the removal of the child from the home, as well as fines and jail time for the offender. If there has been any suspicion of child abuse or neglect, Child Protective Services will conduct an investigation into the claim. If child abuse or neglect is found once the investigation has been conducted, the child will likely be removed from the home and the abuser will likely be arrested. The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act combines the efforts of multiple agencies that work towards protecting children. These agencies assist in physical and mental health services, education services, protection services, and more.
New York State takes child abuse and neglect very seriously and will take strong legal action against any person who commits these actions. If you have been accused of a child abuse or neglect charge, it is crucial that you retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Contact our office today for the strong legal representation you need for any criminal matters you may be facing.
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. If you need a Rockland County criminal lawyer, contact our Spring Valley office for a free consultation.