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Child endangerment is a serious crime in Texas, and if you are facing charges, it is important to seek legal help immediately. A child endangerment defense lawyer can help you understand the charges against you, explore your legal options, and fight to protect your rights.

What is Child Endangerment in Texas?

Child endangerment is defined in Texas Penal Code ยง 22.042 as the intentional, knowing, or reckless act of placing a child under the age of 15 in a situation that exposes the child to an unreasonable risk of harm. The harm can be physical, emotional, or sexual.

Penalties for Child Endangerment in Texas

The penalties for child endangerment in Texas vary depending on the circumstances of the case. If the child is not harmed, the crime is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000. If the child is harmed, the crime can be a felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Defenses to Child Endangerment Charges

There are a number of defenses that can be raised to child endangerment charges. Some of the most common defenses include:

  • Lack of intent to endanger the child
  • Good faith belief that the child was not in danger
  • Emergency circumstances that made it necessary to place the child in the situation

If You Are Facing Child Endangerment Charges

If you are facing child endangerment charges, it is important to speak with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help you understand the charges against you, explore your legal options, and fight to protect your rights.

Contact a Child Endangerment Defense Lawyer in Texas

If you are facing child endangerment charges, I urge you to contact me today for a free consultation. I will listen to your story and discuss your legal options with you. I will fight to protect your rights and help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.