Felony Offenses in the Texas Penal Code

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Texas Penal Code, Section 22.10 - Leaving a Child in a Vehicle

CHAPTER 22. ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES

§ 22.10. LEAVING A CHILD IN A VEHICLE.
        (a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly leaves a child in a motor vehicle for longer than five minutes, knowing that the child is:
                (1)  younger than seven years of age; and
                (2)  not attended by an individual in the vehicle who is 14 years of age or older.
        (b)  An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

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