New York State Laws Against Child Abuse

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. […]

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What is Important to Know if I am Charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child?

In New York State, you can be charged by the penal law by the police with endangering the welfare of your child. This charge can cover a variety of circumstances or situations you would find yourself in. Generally, you are deemed to not have handled a situation the right way or not have provided the […]

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CPS Has Called. What Should I Do?

In many instances, you can be contacted by either the police department or CPS, which stands for child protective service. Each county has a child protective service agency that investigates allegations of abuse or neglect that may come from first reporters, including schools staff, doctors, and hospital staff. It could also be a neighbor. Before […]

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What is the Difference between a Felony and a Misdemeanor in Rockland County?

The difference between a felony and a misdemeanor is the grade of the offense or the seriousness of the offense. In New York State, if you’re charged with a felony, that’s the most serious offense. Most felonies start from an E-grade felony all the way up to an A-1 felony. They are all very serious. […]

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