Leaving a Child Unattended in a Car
Nevada is notorious for its hot summers. Pair triple digit temperatures with busy parents, and it’s no surprise that a number of children are left unattended in cars each year. Usually this is unintentional, and no lasting harm comes to the child. Nonetheless, the parent may be charged under NRS 202.575 for leaving a child unattended in a car.
Whether you accidentally left your child unattended or left the car for just a moment with the intention of hurrying back, you can still be charged. Fortunately, the criminal defense firm at the Potter Law Offices can help you craft a defense that could get the charges against you reduced or dismissed.
A Nevada criminal defense attorney might argue that conditions were actually safe when the child was left unattended. As long as the keys aren’t in the ignition and the weather isn’t too severe, it’s perfectly legal to leave a child in your car.
Other defenses to NRS 202.575 may also apply. Contact the Potter Law Offices to have your case evaluated.