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 Criminal Defense Attorneys 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 Criminal Defense Attorneys 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.

Max Keller has won countless jury trial cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, and DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. Max is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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What to Do If You Have Been Charged with a Criminal Offense

Confidential informants may provide integral information to help build criminal investigations, but how reliable is that information when they are receiving payment for their services? To protect them, state law requires the identity of informants be kept confidential. For those facing criminal charges, however, this creates challenges in questioning the accuracy and validity of the information given at trial.
Stay calm and compose after getting accused of a crime but not charged in Minneapolis, MN. Do not discuss the facts of your case with anyone, including your relatives and family members. Hire a criminal defense attorney with a demonstrated record of winning cases like yours. Your attorney will discuss your rights, guide you on how to cooperate with law enforcement within the legal boundaries, and build a solid defense strategy to fight the charges you could face in the future.
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