Not Guilty Verdict For Nanny Accused Of Endangering a ChildCategories: Criminal Defense, Endangerment
Recently, a family’s nanny become entangled in a very difficult situation when she was criminally charged after an unfortunate incident with a child under her care. While the child in question was crying, another employee allegedly witnessed the young woman attempting to suffocate the child with a cushion. While the child was uninjured, this led to her being charged with a first-degree misdemeanor of endangering a child. With a livelihood based on childcare and no prior criminal history, the woman was desperate to avoid a conviction but was unsure of how to proceed. Therefore, she went to the criminal defense attorneys at Luftman, Heck & Associates.
After discussing all aspects of the case, the attorneys at LHA began aggressively representing our client, which eventually led to a jury trial. After the prosecutor concluded their argument, we requested that the judge issue a direct verdict based on the fact that the prosecution did not meet their burden of proof. In essence, since the prosecutor could not show how the child was actually harmed, they could not prove a crime occurred. The judge agreed with this assertion and found the client not guilty due in large part to our attorneys’ fervent advocacy. The woman was very happy to be exonerated of endangering a child and was now free to resume her life without any permanent harm being done.
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