What is the punishment for child endangerment class a1 misdemenor code 4304 in Pa.?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Here's the code section:

    § 4304. Endangering welfare of children.

    (a) Offense defined.--A parent, guardian, or other person supervising the welfare of a child under 18 years of age commits an offense if he knowingly endangers the welfare of the child by violating a duty of care, protection or support.

    (b) Grading.--An offense under this section constitutes a misdemeanor of the first degree. However, where there is a course of conduct of endangering the welfare of a child, the offense constitutes a felony of the third degree.

    Basically it says that a child endangerment charge starts as a first degree misdemeanor, but can be go up to a third degree felony.

    A first degree misdemeanor can get up to 5 years in prison. A third degree felony can get up to 7 years in prison. The sentence can go higher if there are any prior convictions for anything on the record. It's a big complicated matrix when that happens and I would have to know alot more about the situation and the persons past criminal history.

    Hope that helps

    Source(s): See: http://www.pitt.edu/~weinberg/grading.htm for the sentencing max for each crime grade and http://members.aol.com/StatutesPA/18.Cp.43.html for the text of the criminal statute I quoted above.
  • lamore
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    3 years ago

    Child Endangerment Punishment

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