I have 3 counts of endangering the welfare of children what are my chances of getting a lesser charge so that it wouldn’t affect me finding a job?

The DA offered 1 count of misdemeanor. However this could still affect my chances of getting a job in the health care field. I did leave them in the house while they were asleep for about 12 minutes, ages 8, 6, 4

Asked on March 21, 2011 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Do you have an attorney?  If you do not have an attorney you really must get one as soon as you can.  I am writing this hoping that you had really extenuating circumstances to leave them home alone for even a minute.  Although the extenuating circumstances does not really negate what was done they may n fact mitigate the result.  You may also be able to do something else like take a parenting course along with what ever other sentence that is imposed.  But you really need someone on your side here helping you through this.  You are very lucky - as I am sure that you know - that nothing happened to them.  Get help.

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