Endangering the Welfare of a Child in New Jersey can carry almost the same sentence as Murder up to 20 years in Jail
Although this is the maximum sentence most people could face for one offense, you can have multiple charges and serve even more time. Unfortunately, a person is more likely to go to jail and serve more time for a sex offense like endangering the welfare of a child than almost any other crime. Endangering the Welfare of a child spans all four degrees of the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice. The lightest possible sentence for NJSA 2C: 24-4 is up to 18 months in jail and the worst possible sentence is up to 20 years. If you are charged with endangering the welfare of a child your criminal complaint will list the grade of your offense. However, all grades of endangering the welfare of a child are serious criminal offenses and the State of New Jersey classifies most offenders as sexual offenders. Due to this fact if convicted of most offenses of endangering the welfare of a child in NJ, you will be listed under Megan's law leading to police monitoring and registration by the state even after your release from jail for life!
A Conviction for Endangering the Welfare of a Child in NJ can results in all of the following :
- Sex Offender Registration
- A permanent Criminal Record (record may not be permanent for juveniles in NJ)
- Prevent you for obtaining a job Increase your home and auto insurance rates
- Cause you to be denied entry to certain foreign countries
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Common Acts that constitute Endangering the Welfare of a Child in NJ Include the following :
- Going to bathroom in public if exposed or viewed
- Any Sexual touching of a minor under 16 years old
- Touching of a persons male or female sexual organs in public or private with a minor present
- Pornography involving a minor
- Causing a child to do a pornographic act
- Causing a Child to do a Sexual act or touching of an adult
- An Adult Exposing oneself in public (flashing)
- Exposing either a breast or buttocks with a child present
Commonly Asked Questions About Endagering the Welfare of a Child in NJ
Yes, a New Jersey criminal charge for endangering the welfare of a child generally starts out as a charge reviewed by the county prosecutors office and then additional charges such as sexual assualt or lewdness could be added. By hiring our office early, sometimes we can stop these additional charges from being added which could save you years of jail time. Thus don't wait, let us start protecting your rights now.
Yes, depending on the grade of your charge for endangering the welfare of a child or minor you could go to jail from 18 months to 20 years. However, even if your case seems unbeatable that does not mean that we cannot keep you out of jail or even win the charge. Don't be embarrassed call today and setup your free in office consultation so you can learn how we can help win your criminal charge.
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No, In nearly all cases intoxication is not a defense. Although not a defense, we can use intoxication to show that the act was not intended as a purposeful act and although you will still be responsible for your action this fact can be used to lower, reduce or mitigate any sentence the court may impose for your improper behavior of endangering the welfare of a child or minor in NJ.
Endangering The Welfare Of A Child In NJ Can = The Loss Of Your Job:
Without you job you could lose your house, your car and everything that is important to you. Today most jobs require a criminal background check: Licensed professionals such as: teachers, truck drivers, medical and financial professionals are subject to background checks periodically even while employed. In New Jersey not only will you have a criminal record for life, but you may have to register for the New Jersey Sexual Offender Registry depending on the grade of your offense and your risk to the community as determined by a judge. Worse then even the registry is the fact that depending on the grade of your offense (normally 1st and 2nd degree offenses) the NJ State Police or Local Police may even notify your neighbors!
How to Win a Criminal Charge for Endangering the Welfare of a Child in NJ
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