Charged with Child Abandonment or Non-Support in New York?

Protect Yourself with a NY Criminal Defense Lawyer!

Child Abandonment and Non-Support of a Child are serious crimes under New York law. The seriousness with which the state of New York treats these domestic offenses is reflected in the penalties, which includes jail time.

Although it is counter-intuitive to think that the state would have control over very personal family matters, the truth is that such situations are well under the control of New York’s criminal justice system. If you find yourself in such a situation you must contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Our attorneys will listen and properly advise you.

Don’t let a family court domestic dispute put you at risk of jail time and a criminal record without preparing a strong criminal defense.

If you’re facing criminal charges of Child Abandonment, Non-Support of a Child, or other related domestic, family criminal charge, you need a New York Criminal Lawyer to defend you.

Your family court lawyer may not be prepared to defend criminal charges or experienced in how things play out in a criminal courtroom. Call our New York criminal law form for a free case evaluation and legal defense consultation on these charges. (888) 435-4744

NY Child Abandonment Laws & Penalties

Abandonment of a Child – 260.00

In order to prove that someone is guilty of Abandonment of a Child, the State must establish that:

1) a parent, guardian or other person;

2) legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than fourteen years old,

3) deserts such child in any place with intent to wholly abandon it.

Abandonment of a Child is an E Felony under New York Criminal Law.

NY Non-Support of a Child Laws & Penalties

E Felony – Non-Support of a Child in the First Degree – 260.06

In order to prove that someone is guilty of Non-Support of a Child in the First Degree, the State must establish that:

1) a parent, guardian or other person;

2) legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than sixteen years old,

3) fails or refuses, without lawful excuse, to provide support for the child when he or she is able to do so; and

4) he or she has previously been convicted in the preceding five years of Abandonment of a Child in any degree

Non-Support of a Child in the 1st Degree is an E Felony Charge.

Non-Support of a Child in the Second Degree – 260.05

In order to prove that someone is guilty of Non-Support of a Child in the Second
Degree, the State must establish that:

1) a parent, guardian or other person;

2) legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than sixteen years old,

a. fails or refuses, without lawful excuse, to provide support for such child when able to do so, or

b. becomes unable to do so, voluntarily

Non-Support of a Child in the 2nd Degree is an A MisdemeanorCharge.

Free Legal Consultation on New York Criminal Non-Support / Child Abandonment Charges

Call us to talk about your non-support or abandonment offenses. We can provide a free criminal legal consultation on your case. Call (888) 435-4744 now for the help you need.

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