What happens if I am charged with child endangerment?

One of the most serious crimes a person can commit are those that put a child in imminent danger. New York State takes crimes against children very seriously and works to hold those who risk the safety of a child in danger. Child endangerment covers a pretty broad spectrum and in a lot of situations, it is a misunderstanding or simply a difference in parenting styles. However, there are certain situations in which the child is put in true danger and it would not be in the best interest of the child to remain with the parent. It may turn into a situation where the parent is arrested and the child is removed from the home by Child Protective Services. If abuse is suspected and Child Protective Services gets involved, they will conduct an investigation into the claims that were made.

If charged with child endangerment, you can face anything from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class E felony. Depending on the conviction, you may be facing high fines and time behind bars. You may lose the right to see your child or have the child live in your home. In addition, you will face the social stigma of being charged or convicted of the endangerment of child, which may follow you for the rest of your life. It can impact the jobs you get, the housing you can acquire, among many other consequences.

If you have been charged with child endangerment, it is important that you have strong legal representation that can work on protecting your future.

Contact the Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, P.C. today to schedule a consultation if you are in need of strong legal representation for any criminal defense and personal injury matters.