Risk of injury to a minor is a Class C felony in Connecticut. If convicted of this child sex crime, you may be sentenced to 10 years in jail and be required to list your name on the sex offender registry. In addition, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) may remove your children from your home if it believes the children are in danger.
These charges are serious and require the help of a criminal defense lawyer experienced in defending risk of injury to minor charges.
At the Law Office of Jerome Paun, we will work to defend your freedom and protect you from the police and other agencies that want to label you as a bad parent or guardian. Contact us to learn how we can help you challenge the rationale for the charge and work toward getting it dismissed or reduced to a misdemeanor.
Why Was I Charged With Risk of Injury to a Minor?
In Connecticut, a person may be charged with risk of injury to a minor for endangering the health and well-being, or life or limb of a minor, as well as impairing the morals of a minor.
While its intention is to protect children from harm, the law is vague and can include a wide variety of scenarios, such as:
- Yelling or throwing objects at another parent in the household
- Abusing drugs or alcohol in the presence of a minor
- Juveniles engaging in sex crimes
- Spanking a minor
- Sexually abusing a minor, including molestation, date rape, statutory rape, indecent exposure, and other forms of sexual abuse
- Failing to provide medical care for a sick child
- Driving recklessly with a child passenger
- Engaging in some form of conduct that may be judged as "immoral" by society
Too often, parents and other adults who did not intend to harm a child are charged with risk of injury to minors and face serious penalties. It is wise to retain a Connecticut risk of injury to minor defense lawyer experienced in handling these cases.
Contact a Solicitation of Minor Defense Lawyer in Lebanon, Willimantic and Throughout Eastern Connecticut
Child abuse is taken very seriously in Connecticut and may lead to the felony charge of risk of injury to minors, sometimes without just cause. To learn more about our law firm and how we can help you defend against this charge, call us toll free at 866-787-0119 or contact our law firm online.
Attorney Jerome Paun has 35 years of experience that he will put to work to vigorously protect your rights and freedom.