Child Endangerment

Child Endangerment Charges

Putting a child in position to suffer physical injury, mental suffering, or any other potentially dangerous situation can result in being charged with child endangerment. Examples of child endangerment would be leaving a child in a hazardous environment where they can easily harm themselves (i.e. drugs, chemicals, weapons, etc) or by not seeking appropriate care for a sick child.

Penalties for Child Endangerment

This can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. Misdemeanor child endangerment can be punishable by up to 1 year in jail. For felony child endangerment, punishment can include 2-6 years in prison.

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