My son was hit by his step father across the face and left a bruise. He was charged with PL-260.10 Endangering Welfare of a Child and was reduced to PL-240.26 Harassment 2nd degree. What would make them reduce this charge? Why wouldn't they charge him with domestic violence in the presence of children? Or assault and battery? He has repeatedly ignored my firm request not to spank or physically punish my son but yet he still did. what can I do? This took place in New York and CPS was involved. I looked at the police report, medical report, and my ex-wife's stories that she told in all the reports are inconsistent and may be far from the truth. This is actually family law question. Sorry didn't see the option to select category. I also would like to modify custody, location as well.
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