As most people know, leaving a child alone in a car can be extremely dangerous. However, in addition to endangering your child’s life, leaving a child in your car may result in your being arrested and imprisoned.
Several states such as Texas have passed laws that make leaving a child alone in a car illegal. If you break these laws, you are likely to be arrested and face criminal charges. If you are convicted of these charges, you may be forced to pay steep fines and serve jail time.
Even if your state does not have a law explicitly banning leaving children in cars, serious consequences may result from your doing so. All states have laws that make it illegal to endanger the life of a child. If you leave a child in a car, you may be subject to an investigation. Depending on the circumstances, this investigation may lead to an attempt to remove your children from your custody. Also, you might be subject to criminal charges as well.
If you have been accused of leaving a child alone in a car, you should consult with a lawyer immediately. A criminal defense attorney can let you know how the laws in your area affect you, and can begin to prepare your defense.