Tex. Penal Code Section 22.10
Leaving a Child in a Vehicle


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:


younger than seven years of age; and


not attended by an individual in the vehicle who is 14 years of age or older.


An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
Added by Acts 1984, 68th Leg., 2nd C.S., ch. 24, Sec. 1, eff. Oct. 2, 1984. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.

Source: Section 22.10 — Leaving a Child in a Vehicle, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/PE/htm/PE.­22.­htm#22.­10 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

§ 22.10’s source at texas​.gov