Adults have a legal obligation to protect the children in their care. In fact, it’s a crime to endanger the life or health of a child. Of course, what actually endangers the life or health of a child is specific to each child and each situation. For example, it may be safe to leave some nine-year-olds home alone for a certain period of time, while it may not be safe to leave other kids of the same age home alone at all. Also state law varies regarding what actions constitute child endangerment or abuse. Being convicted of child endangerment may include jail time, fines, and the loss of the custody of your children. Therefore, it is important that the court hear about the facts particular to your case. If you’re involved in a child endangerment case contact, an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your situation.