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Endangering the Welfare of a Child Cases
Marcia Payton and Stephen Riebling are Criminal Defense Lawyers who have the trustworthiness and dedication that you or your loved one deserves when facing charges for endangering the welfare of a child. We are a former New York City prosecutor who served numerous years in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, a Top 100 Trial Lawyers selection by the National Trial Lawyers, an Avvo’s Client Choice in Criminal Law and a multi-year Super Lawyer selection in New York. In practice since 1996, our criminal defense attorneys have a thorough understanding of police procedures from years spent working with officers and detectives throughout Westchester County, Putnam County, and New York City.
We have handled thousands of criminal cases, and most importantly, numerous cases where clients have been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Marcia and Stephen have each successfully had many endangering the welfare of children charges reduced or dismissed entirely. They have also obtained not guilty verdicts for clients facing a variety of criminal charges that would have resulted in lengthy sentences.
Our extensive experience in the Westchester County Criminal Courts has made us familiar with every aspect of handling all misdemeanor and felony cases including arraignment, bail applications, motion practice, discovery and trial. Our criminal defense team works tirelessly to provide you with the best defense possible.
Endangering the Welfare of a Child in Westchester, NY
Under NY Penal Law § 260.10, endangering the welfare of a child is when a person engages in the following conduct:
1. He or she knowingly acts in a manner likely to be injurious to the physical, mental or moral welfare of a child less than seventeen years old or directs or authorizes such child to engage in an occupation involving a substantial risk of danger to his or her life or health; or
2. Being a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than eighteen years old, he or she fails or refuses to exercise reasonable diligence in the control of such child to prevent him or her from becoming an "abused child," a "neglected child," a "juvenile delinquent" or a "person in need of supervision," as those terms are defined in articles ten, three and seven of the family court act.
Endangering the welfare of a child is a class A misdemeanor.
With offices conveniently located in Mount Kisco, NY and White Plains, NY our criminal defense team handles felonies in Federal Court, as well as New York State Courts in New York City, Westchester County, including Ardsley, White Plains, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Rye, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Armonk, Chappaqua, Greenburgh, Elmsford, Valhalla, Eastchester, New Rochelle, Bronxville, Peekskill, Mount Pleasant, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, Hartsdale, Harrison, Mount Vernon, Pelham, Port Chester, Bedford, Mount Kisco, Yorktown, Cortlandt, Croton on Hudson, Somers, Nyack, Brewster, Southeast, New Castle, North Castle, Lewisboro, South Salem, North Salem, Putnam Valley, Ossining, Briarcliff, Hastings, Irvington, Pleasantville, Larchmont, Tuckahoe, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Rockland County, Ulster County and throughout the Hudson Valley.
If you or someone you know is facing allegations of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, don’t hesitate to contact our Criminal Defense Attorneys and begin the fight to protect your rights.
Contact us today at (914) 712-6878 to schedule your free consultation.