Child Endangerment Defense
Delaware Child Abuse Defense Lawyer
As an adult, you have a legal obligation to keep your child, or any child you are supervising, safe and out of harm’s way. This includes keeping them physically safe as well as free of emotional or psychological harm.
If you fail, you may be arrested and face child endangerment charges. If you have been arrested for any type of charge related to endangering the welfare of a child, you should immediately consult with a Delaware Child Endangerment Defense Lawyer.
Call Delaware Child Abuse Defense Lawyers at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay to discuss your case. The Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay have offices in Kent and Sussex County, Delaware to serve you.
The Milford, Delaware criminal law office can be reached by dialing 302-422-9300. The Georgetown, Delaware criminal law office can be contacted at 302-855-9300. Another option is to email a Delaware Endangering The Welfare Of A Child Attorneys.
Forms Of Child Endangerment In Delaware
Endangering the welfare of a child, child abuse, and child endangerment charges in Delaware do not necessarily mean physically harming the child. They involve engaging in certain behaviors while a child is under your care or in the presence of a child. Examples include:
- Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol with a child in the car.
- Buying, selling, manufacturing, or cultivating drugs in the presence of a child.
- Leaving a child within reach of a loaded gun or firearm.
- Domestic assault or domestic violence against a spouse, partner with a child present.
- Leaving the child alone with a registered and known sex offender.
Child Endangerment Penalties In Delaware
The state of Delaware treats child endangerment as a misdemeanor. If convicted you will face fines, possible probation, possible community service, and possible jail time. Your previous criminal record will have a lot to do with what sentence you ultimately receive.
If your actions resulted in serious injury to the child, emotionally or physically, you may face felony charges, fines, and a prison sentence of up to 2 years. If the death of the child was a result you will face felony charges and up to 5 years in prison.
You may also face mandatory Child Abuse Registration in Delaware. That will absolutely impact your ability to get a job, especially if your profession involves working with or around children. With so much to lose you should not attempt to defend yourself. You need the aid of a skilled and experienced Delaware Child Endangerment Defense Attorney who will do their best to get your charges dropped or lessened. Mr. Phillips will do that and more on your behalf.
Contact A Delaware Child Endangerment Attorney
If you think you may be at risk of losing custody, or if you would like to know more about custody law in Delaware, do not wait to call Dover Delaware Child Abuse Defense Lawyer Ronald D. Phillips to discuss your case. Mr. Phillips is here to help you through this very trying ordeal.
They can also assist with establishing a Protection from Abuse (PFA) to keep you safe. The Georgetown Delaware, criminal law office can be contacted at 302-855-9300. You can also email our Delaware Child Abuse Attorneys. They are experts in family law in Delaware.