A Houston man has been charged with Endangering A Child after walking onto Beltway 8 with the child in his arms according to this story. The man allegedly walked into traffic on the highway endangering his and child’s lives.
Endangering a Child can be either a State Jail Felony punishable by up to 2 years in the State Jail and no less than 6 months in the State Jail.
A person commits an offense of Endangering a Child, if he intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence, by act or omission, engages in conduct that places a child younger than 15 years in imminent danger of death, bodily injury, or physical or mental impairment.
In the current case the state would have to prove that the man placed the child in imminent danger of death, bodily injury, or physical or mental impairment. The amount of traffic will likely be the controlling issue if their was imminent danger to the child.
If you or someone you know is in need of a Houston Endangering A Child Attorney or Endangering A Child Lawyer, call Texas Board Certified Criminal Lawyer Mario Madrid at 713-877-9400.