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Child endangerment is a very serious matter. It is the kind of thing that will immediately attract the attention of the authorities and compel them to find and arrest the culprit. If you have been taken into custody and charged with this crime, you are in serious trouble. You may have done nothing wrong; you may have no idea why such charges are being brought against you. It is therefore important to keep your head and take action to defend yourself. You must call a defense attorney who has experience and expertise in child welfare endangerment cases.

The law offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates can give you the advice and representation you need in this difficult time. You should not utter a word to the authorities without a lawyer from our firm present. Once you are arrested, it will feel as though you have done something wrong. If you know that the last thing you would even think about doing is harming your child, you should act accordingly; you should take measures to shore up your legal defense.

When word gets out that a child has been abused or harmed, a great deal of pressure is put on police and prosecutors to find the culprit and bring them to justice. The authorities may lean on you; they may say that cooperating with them will help your case. But this is just a ploy to get you to incriminate yourself, and you should not fall for it.

Even the slightest remark may be used to pin the crime—if a crime has been committed—on you. And if you are convicted of child endangerment, you can face both criminal and civil liability. You may lose custody of your child, and your name may even be entered into a registry of convicted child abusers. These records are public, and they can affect your ability to work in certain places. They may even affect your ability to pursue future relationships with individuals who have children.

It is an unfortunate fact that many accusations of child endangerment come from ex-spouses. If you had an especially nasty divorce, and you and your ex continue to feud over child custody and support, it is certainly possible that they are the ones who have hurled baseless and reckless accusations against you. What has been said about you may be completely false and have no grounding in fact. But authorities must take all such matters seriously, and so you will have to do what is necessary to clear your name.

If you have done anything that can be distorted or misinterpreted as abusing your child, your lawyer will help you clear the matter up. Leaving your child alone, for example, may or may not be acceptable depending on the length of time they were alone and their maturity. A judge is the one who makes such determinations. You must set out to demonstrate that at no time was your child in danger, and that you acted well within the boundaries of good parenting.

An arrest for child endangerment can tarnish your reputation. It can put you in the most extreme difficulties. The most important thing is to clear your name and get your life back on track. You must take the charges seriously. If you don’t, you risk losing contact with your child for some time.

The lawyers at Spodek Law Group have the skill, knowledge, and competence to help you navigate your way out of such a terrible situation. If you have done nothing wrong, you will be exonerated and the charges against you dropped.

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