Endangering the Welfare of a Child: A person is guilty of Endangering the Welfare of a Child when the parent or guardian’s conduct is injurious to the physical mental or mortal welfare of the child or the actions of the offender reflect the neglect of the child. The crime may also be defined as an offender contributing to the delinquency of a child or encourages or aids the child to run away from home or harbors the runaway. If an offender commits any felony or Reckless Endangering Second Degree, Assault Third Degree, Terroristic Threatening or Unlawful Imprisonment Second Degree against a victim knowingly witnessed by a child they are guilty of said crime. A person may also be guilty of Endangering the Welfare of a Child when he or she commits DUI and knowingly permits a child to be a passenger or commits a drug offense knowing a child is present.
- This crime is noted to be a Class A Misdemeanor which is punishable up to 1 year at level V incarceration.
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