Child Endangerment laws make it a crime to endanger the health or life of a child through an adult's recklessness or indifference. Some states include child endangerment offenses in existing child abuse statutes, whereas other states made child endangerment a separate offense.
States tend to differ as to what constitutes child endangerment. Some common examples include:
The penalties for endangering a child vary from state to state but can be very severe:
If you are accused of endangering a child, you should speak to a criminal defense lawyer immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses and the complicated legal system. If you are a victim of Child Abuse, you should call the police. If there is sufficient evidence, the police will then forward your case to a prosecutor's office to pursue charges against the person who committed the child abuse against you.
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