Clifton NJ Endangering the Welfare of a Child Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney in Passaic County, New Jersey

Alissa D. Hascup is a skilled criminal defense lawyer who represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with family offenses, including endangering the welfare of a child, criminal mischief, and simple assault in Woodland Park, Paterson, Wayne, Totowa, Clifton, and Haledon, New Jersey.

She has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses).

If you are facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child in New Jersey as a result of a domestic violence or other related criminal incident, you need an experienced, aggressive domestic violence defense lawyer who will attack the case and get you the best result possible.

Contact Alissa D. Hascup anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Endangering the Welfare of a Child in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4

Endangering the Welfare of a Child is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4, which provides:

a. 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 the child, or who causes the child harm that would make the child an abused or neglected child is guilty of a crime of the second degree. Any other person who engages in conduct or who causes harm (as described in the statute) to a child under the age of 16 is guilty of a crime of the third degree.

A person commits a crime of the second degree if he causes or permits a child to engage in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act if the person knows, has reason to know or intends that the prohibited act may be photographed, filmed, reproduced, or reconstructed in any manner, including on the Internet, or may be part of an exhibition or performance. If the person is a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of the child, the personal is guilty of a crime of the first degree.
A person who photographs or films a child in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act or who uses any device, including a computer, to reproduce or reconstruct the image of a child in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act is guilty of a crime of the second degree.

A person who knowingly receives for the purpose of selling or who knowingly sells, procures, manufactures, gives, provides, lends, trades, mails, delivers, transfers, publishes, distributes, circulates, disseminates, presents, exhibits, advertises, offers or agrees to offer, through any means, including the Internet, any photograph, film, videotape, computer program or file, video game or any other reproduction or reconstruction which depicts a child engaging in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act, is guilty of a crime of the second degree.

A person who knowingly possess or knowingly views any photograph, film, videotape, computer program or file, video game or any other reproduction or reconstruction which depicts a child engaging in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act, including on the Internet, is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.

Penalties for Endangering the Welfare of a Child in New Jersey

The penalties for endangering the welfare of a child in New Jersey are as follows:

A crime of the first degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of between 10 and 20 years in New Jersey State Prison.

A crime of the second degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.

A crime of the third degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.

A crime of the fourth degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.

Contact a Wayne NJ Endangering the Welfare Of A Child Lawyer

Depending on the circumstances, the consequences of a conviction for Endangering the Welfare of a Child can be serious and severe. Alissa D. Hascup is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who will work to limit your exposure by attempting to negotiate the best outcome.

Should you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child as a result of a domestic violence or other related incident, Ms. Hascup can help you. Call or email her today for your free consultation at her Paterson, NJ office.

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If you are facing criminal charges in New Jersey, you want a battle-tested, aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side. Alissa D. Hascup will protect your rights and your freedom. She is highly skilled and highly motivated and puts clients first – always.

Please contact Ms. Hascup’s office today to request a free initial consultation about your charges. She will review the facts of your case, answer your questions and tell you how she can help get your charges significantly reduced or even dismissed.

With offices in Paterson, Newark and Hackensack, Ms. Hascup can be reached 24/7 and offers nights and weekend appointments as well as flexible payment options.

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In Passaic County, including Paterson, Clifton, Wayne, Passaic, West Milford, Hawthorne, Little Falls, Pompton Lakes, Ringwood, Woodland Park, Wanaque, Totowa, North Haledon, Haledon, Bloomingdale, and Prospect Park and in Essex County, including Newark, East Orange, West Orange, South Orange, Irvington, Bloomfield, Montclair, Belleville, Nutley, Maplewood, Millburn, Verona, Cedar Grove, West Caldwell, Glen Ridge, Fairfield, and Roseland.

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