How Does Virginia Define Child Endangerment?

To learn more about child endangerment in Virginia, read on and give our firm a call today to speak with a skilled Richmond criminal defense attorney. We are on your side.

What is child endangerment in Virginia?

In Virginia, child endangerment or risk of injury to a minor is typically described as causing injury, harm, or death to a minor. Even if you did not cause physical harm to a child, you may still be held liable in court. To learn more, reach out to our skilled legal team today.

What is risk to a minor?

Risk of injury to a minor concerns actions a person has taken or actions they did not take that place the child at risk of harm. Basically, this can occur through actively showing harm to the child or through failing to reasonably predict serious risks and take actions to prevent them. In some cases, the risk of injury to a minor is referred to as neglect, child neglect, child endangerment, or contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

What are the consequences of child endangerment?

You will be arrested if you are charged with child endangerment in Virginia. Once you have been arrested, you will be taken to the police station and presented with charges, processed, and taken for a bond. It is possible that a protective order will be put in place, relying on the circumstance. The children may be removed from your care, or you may not be able to go near the children unsupervised while the case is going on. These measures are put into place to make sure that the child is no longer in danger or at risk of harm.

If a person is facing a risk of injury to a minor charge, it can be deemed a misdemeanor or a felony. These are serious charges, and many times the circumstances surrounding them are uncomfortable and damaging. Because of this, if you have been charged, it is in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced and assertive Richmond criminal defense attorney as soon as you can. Our legal team has the knowledge and experience required to ensure that you and your future are protected. Give us a call today to get started. We will support you each step of the way.

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If you live in Virginia and have been charged with a crime, the time to speak with an experienced Richmond criminal defense attorney is now. Led by Attorney James A. Bullard Jr., our firm has fought on behalf of clients facing serious legal penalties for decades. We handle various criminal and traffic cases, including reckless driving tickets, DUIs, violent crimes, drug crimes, and so much more. Contact James A. Bullard Jr. P.C. today so we can begin formulating a comprehensive defense on your behalf.

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