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Child Endangerment Lawyer in Fort Bend

Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorney

Have you recently been charged with child endangerment in Texas? If so, you should contact The Sims Law Firm, PLLC as soon as possible. Our Fort Bend County criminal defense attorney, Brandon Sims, has an extensive background helping people in situations like yours.

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Texas Law – Child Endangerment

Under Texas law, any parent or guardian who exposes a child under the age of 15 to an act that could risk them imminent death, bodily harm, or physical or mental impairment has committed an act of child endangerment. Depending on your circumstance, the law could find the act intentional or reckless or criminally negligent.

What actions could be considered child endangerment?

  • Leaving a child in an unattended car
  • Driving while under the influence with a child
  • Serving alcohol to an underage driver
  • Hiring a child care provider with a known history of sexual offenses
  • Leaving handguns within the reach of children
  • Failure to report suspected child abuse
  • Neglectful supervision

Was the Act Intentional?

In order for the Texas courts to convict an individual of child endanger, they are required to prove the caregiver intentionally meant to expose the child to danger. The courts use the example of what a reasonable person could find dangerous as a baseline for their analysis of the situation.

Controlled Substances and Child Endangerment

The Texas Penal Code states that anyone who does the following actions puts a child in danger of injury, mental or physical impairment, or death:

  • They manufacture, possess, or introduce anyone to methamphetamines while a child is present
  • If a guardian's conduct involves access to methamphetamines and the child is drug tested positive for the drugs
  • The guardian ingests a controlled substance while in the care of the child

Penalties

Punishment

Depending on the circumstances, child endangerment could be punished as a state jail, third degree or second degree felony offense.

Parental Rights

If the courts convict a parent of committing child endangerment, the Texas courts could strip them of their parental rights. If this happens one parent will retain parental rights for the child, if there is no other parent available, then the courts will appoint a new guardian for the child. Until a new guardian can be found.

Fines

Felony child endangerment charges carry fines of up to $10,000.00

Do not lose hope. We are here to help.

When you are facing charges of child endangerment, we are here to tell your side of the story and fight for your rights. To fight against a conviction, you need the experienced legal advocacy of a Fort Bent criminal defense lawyer. Your future and freedom rest in the balance.

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