Defense Attorney Helps With Abandonment, Neglect Of Elderly Person, Disabled Adult (N.J.S.A. 2C:24-8) Charges
It is a crime in New Jersey to abandon or neglect a disabled adult or elderly person to whom you have a legal duty to care.
Under Abandonment, Neglect of Elderly Person, Disabled Adult (N.J.S.A. 2C:24-8), New Jersey prosecutors can charge you with a third degree crime for conduct that they believe put the mental or physical health of one of the described classes of people in jeopardy.
Conviction can carry a sentence of 3-5 years and a $15,000 fine, plus professional consequences for caregivers who are charged under the statute.
Whatever your relation to the victim, allegations of neglect or abandonment of another person are devastating.
Attorney Matthew Reisig is an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney who knows how to defend the reputation of his clients, as well as fight back against the charges against them.
If you need assistance with Abandonment, Neglect Of Elderly Person, Disabled Adult charges, call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation.