Mom Pleads Guilty to Child Endangerment After Kids Left in Filth, Shot

After her kids were lift in filth, a mother in Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to child endangerment. One of her children, a four-year-old, also shot one of his siblings, a two-year old.  Their dad earlier plead guilty to child endangerment and weapons charges for failing to secure the gun.  an investigation found that the children were living in filth with feces and garbage scattered throughout the house.  The mother was apparently suffering from mental illness and depression according to her statements when she plead guilty.

In Minnesota, parents are often charged with crimes involving their children.  Crimes such as child endangerment or child neglect can be a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or felony, depending on the circumstances.  A Minnesota misdemeanor carries a maximum of 90 days jail, a gross misdemeanor up to one year, and a Minnesota felony could put you in prison for life.  A conviction for such offenses can also mean a DHS disqualification, meaning you cannot work as a nursing assistant, CNA, nurse,  etc.  Keller Law Offices has represented clients charged with child endangerment or child neglect, as well as reckless handling of a weapon as happened here.  If you have been charged with Minnesota child endangerment or child neglect, you need a criminal attorney. You may have defenses available to you that an experienced, aggressive criminal attorney can raise in court.  Examples of Minnesota defenses to child endangerment or child neglect include mental illness, as above, or duress, such as when one spouse coerces the other spouse.  The tough experienced Minnesota criminal defense lawyers at Keller Law Offices have experiences in domestic assault and harassment restraining order cases.  Minnesota criminal attorneys at the Keller Law office have won cases involving domestic assault and other forms of child endangerment or child neglect.  If you or someone you know has been charged with domestic assault or child endangerment or neglect, contact a tough, experienced Minnesota child endangerment attorney today.

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