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OREGON CHILD NEGLECT LAWS


David N Lesh

Oregon Criminal Defense Attorney
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   ORS 163.545 Child neglect in the second degree.

  (1) A person having custody or control of a child under 10 years of age commits the crime of child neglect in the second degree if, with criminal negligence, the person leaves the child unattended in or at any place for such period of time as may be likely to endanger the health or welfare of such child.

   (2) Child neglect in the second degree is a Class A misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §174; 1991 c.832 §2]

POSSIBLE SENTENCE
Probation Yes
Jail Sometimes

 

   ORS 163.547 Child neglect in the first degree.

  (1)(a) A person having custody or control of a child under 16 years of age commits the crime of child neglect in the first degree if the person knowingly leaves the child, or allows the child to stay:

   (A) In a vehicle where controlled substances are being criminally delivered or manufactured;

   (B) In or upon premises and in the immediate proximity where controlled substances are criminally delivered or manufactured for consideration or profit or where a chemical reaction involving one or more precursor substances:

   (i) Is occurring as part of unlawfully manufacturing a controlled substance or grinding, soaking or otherwise breaking down a precursor substance for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance; or

   (ii) Has occurred as part of unlawfully manufacturing a controlled substance or grinding, soaking or otherwise breaking down a precursor substance for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance and the premises have not been certified as fit for use under ORS 453.885; or

   (C) In or upon premises that have been determined to be not fit for use under ORS 453.855 to 453.912.

   (b) As used in this subsection, “vehicle” and “premises” do not include public places, as defined in ORS 161.015.

   (2) Child neglect in the first degree is a Class B felony.

   (3) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply if the controlled substance is marijuana and is delivered for no consideration.

   (4) The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission shall classify child neglect in the first degree as crime category 6 of the sentencing guidelines grid of the commission if the controlled substance being delivered or manufactured is methamphetamine. [1991 c.832 §1; 2001 c.387 §1; 2001 c.870 §11; 2005 c.708 §2]

POSSIBLE SENTENCE
Probation Sometimes
Jail Usually . . . or
Prison Sometimes

 


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Former Multnomah County assault prosecutor
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David Lesh provides Oregon assault defense assistance to the communities of:  Portland Ore., Portland OR, NW Northwest, SW Southwest, SE Southeast, NE Northeast, and N North; Gresham; Beaverton; Hillsboro; Lake Oswego; McMinnville; Oregon City; Tualatin; West Linn; Milwaukie; Wilsonville; Troutdale; and Multnomah County; Clackamas Counties.  Read our privacy statement.  Mr. Lesh accepts American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard credit cards / card.  Copyright 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007.