Bergen County Criminal Lawyer Handling Cases of Child Abuse, Child Endangerment and Other Child-Related Offenses
If you have been accused of harming, abusing or endangering the welfare of a child, you are facing consequences beyond fines and prison time. The New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) could take away your right to spend time with your children, and, in today’s world, even facing allegations of child abuse – regardless of innocence or guilt – can ruin your reputation. As a result, you need to take steps to defend yourself immediately, and this starts with hiring an experienced Bergen County criminal lawyer to represent you.
Experienced Legal Representation for Child Abuse and Endangerment Cases Throughout New Jersey
Hackensack criminal defense attorney Scott Gorman has over a decade of experience handling child abuse and endangerment cases in the Bergen County courts. Scott understands the severe – and often irreparable – consequences of being accused of crimes involving children, and he is a vigorous and passionate advocate for his clients. Regardless of whether you have been falsely accused or you need to assert other defenses, Scott can use his experience to ensure that the consequences of your accusations are no greater than absolutely necessary.
Defense attorney Scott Gorman represents clients charged with all types of crimes involving children in Bergen County, Hackensack, Morristown and more. This includes cases involving allegations of:
- Child abuse and neglect
- Child molestation
- Child pornography
- Child sexual assault
- Child sexual exploitation
- Domestic violence crimes involving children
- Driving under the influence (DUI) with a minor under the age of 16
- Endangering the welfare of a child
- Exploitation of a child
- Reckless endangerment
What Do You Need to Know if You Have Been Accused of a Crime Against a Child in New Jersey?
If you have been accused of a crime involving a child, it is critical that you understand the potential immediate and long-term consequences of the accusations against you. DCPP could step in and try to prevent you from seeing your children, and this could happen in a matter of days – well before your case goes to trial. Additionally, most child-related offenses are indictable crimes in New Jersey, which means that they carry the potential for a minimum of 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine. However, the sentences in many cases can be much higher, and, depending on the specific allegations against you, you may be subject to Megan’s Law registration and other penalties as well.
It is also important for you to know that there are numerous potential defenses to allegations of child abuse, child endangerment, and other child-related crimes. This is true regardless of the circumstances involved in your case. To find out what defenses you have available, contact us to schedule a free and confidential consultation today.
Schedule a Free and Confidential Consultation with Defense Attorney Scott Gorman
For more information about defending against allegations of crimes involving children in Bergen County, please contact us to schedule an appointment with defense attorney Scott Gorman. To discuss your case with Scott as soon as possible, call 201-489-9199 or tell us how to reach you online now.