The crime of Child Endangerment occurs when a person causes a child to suffer unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering or intentionally causes an injury or places a child in a dangerous situation. Examples of Child Endangerment include leaving a child with a person who has exhibited previous neglect or injury or encouraging a child to an activity where they are injured or keeping dangerous substances or weapons within access of a child.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant acted under circumstances or conditions likely to produce great bodily harm or death to a person.
2. Defendant willfully inflicted or permitted unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering on a child.
Misdemeanor: 0-364 days