Leaving a Child in a Vehicle

Sec. 22.10. LEAVING A CHILD IN A VEHICLE.
A person commits an offense if s/he intentionally or knowingly leaves a child in a motor vehicle for longer than five minutes, knowing that the child is younger than seven years of age; and knowing that the child was not attended by an individual in the vehicle who was 14 years of age or older.

Range of Punishment:
An offense under this section is generally a Class C misdemeanor, however can escilate to a Felony charge if other circumstances are also present during the time of arrest. 
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