Endangering the Welfare of a Child Attorney in Bergen County
The crime of endangering the welfare of a child is a complex one in the State of New Jersey and is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4. While the statute has been around in New Jersey for many years, it was amended in August of 2013.
What is Endangering the Welfare of Children?
Under New Jersey law, any person having a legal duty for the care of a child or who has assumed responsibility for the care of a child who engages in sexual conduct which would impair or debauch the morals of a child is guilty of a second-degree crime. Any other person who engages in such behavior is guilty of a third-degree crime.
In addition, any person having a legal duty for the care of a child or who has assumed responsibility for the care of a child who causes the child harm that would make the child an abused or neglected child is guilty of a second-degree crime. Any other person who engages in such conduct or causes such harm to a child is guilty of a third-degree crime. For purposes of this law, a child is anyone under the age of 18.
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The above is merely a brief and simplified overview of the crime of endangering the welfare of children. This outline should not be used as a guideline for endangering the welfare of children under New Jersey law, nor should it be considered an exhaustive analysis of endangering the welfare of children under New Jersey law. If you have been charged with a sex crime in New Jersey or you are being investigated for a sex crime, and you need a strong criminal defense, Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC can help.
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