Whats the penalty in texas when charged with child endangerment ?
- TaraLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Endangerment laws make it a crime to endanger the health or life of a child through an adults recklessness or indifference.
Some common examples include:
* Leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle
* Driving while intoxicated with a child in the motor vehicle
* Hiring a person with a known history of sexual offenses as a childcare provider
* Serving alcohol to an underage driver
* Leaving a young child unsupervised or in the care of another young child
* Unreasonable corporal punishment resulting in bodily injury
* Drug manufacturing in the presence of a child
a young child unsupervised in an unsafe area
* Failure to report suspected child abuse
The penalties for endangering a child can vary. In Texas it can include imprisonment up to 20 years.