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Chicago Child Endangerment Defense Attorneys

Chicago Child Endangerment and Abuse Lawyers

Experienced Child Abuse and Endangerment Lawyers in Cook County

Most criminal cases related to child endangerment, neglect, or abuse begin with a report to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). While not every DCFS report results in criminal prosecution, the most serious situations are brought to the attention of prosecutors in the appropriate county. The safety and welfare of children are top priorities in Illinois, and charges related to child endangerment or abuse carry severe penalties under the law. The experienced team at Luisi Legal Group understands the challenges that such charges present, and we are ready to provide responsible, cost-effective representation you need and deserve.

Legal Counsel for Cook County Child Endangerment Cases

According to Illinois law, endangering the life or health of a child is, at a minimum, a Class A misdemeanor. Depending on the circumstance of your case, including a previous conviction on related charges, you may be charged with a Class 3 felony. Child endangerment is statutorily defined as:

  • Knowingly causing or permitting the life or health of a person under age 18 to be endangered; or
  • Knowingly causing or permitting a child to be placed in circumstances that endanger his or her life or health.

Common examples of child endangerment include:

  • Leaving a child under age six unattended in a car or truck for more than 10 minutes;
  • Failure to remove a child from an abusive or violent situation;
  • Possessing or using illegal drugs in the presence of a child; and
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) with a child as a passenger.

The attorneys at our law firm realize that, when you are facing charges of child endangerment, you need help. Whether the allegations were the result of a misunderstanding or a momentary lapse in judgment, we are equipped to help you protect your rights and your future, while ensuring the child in question remains safe.

Illinois Child Abuse and Neglect Lawyers

While endangering the life and health of a child is certainly serious, behavior that actively causes injury or damage to a child is even more so. If you are facing charges related to the abuse or neglect of a child, including physical violence, sexual abuse, or abandonment, the resulting consequences could follow you for the rest of your life.

For more than 15 years, our attorneys have been helping clients in the Chicago area charged with all types of crimes. With an advanced knowledge of the law and familiarity of the Cook County court system, we have earned a reputation as lawyers who know how to get results, even when faced with the most difficult situations. We have handled cases like yours, and we know what it takes to win cases like yours.

Call 773-276-5541 Today

If you or someone you love has been charged with child endangerment or abuse, you need to act quickly. Contact the Chicago office of Luisi Legal Group to schedule a free confidential consultation. One of our skilled lawyers will meet with you to discuss your case and help you understand the available options. Call 773-276-5541 for an appointment. Our firm is proud to serve clients who have cases at all Chicago area courthouses, including the 26th and California Courthouse, Skokie Court, Richard J. Daley Center, Maywood Courthouse, Markham Court, Bridgeview Courthouse. Hablamos Español.

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