Idaho Violent Crimes - Injury To A Child
Injury and neglect to children can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor depending upon the severity of the circumstances.
Felony Injury To Child
Felony Injury To Child occurs when a person willfully caused or permitted the child to be placed in a position that either caused or was likely to cause great bodily injury, suffering, or death. The penalties for a felony injury to child carry up to ten (10) years in the Idaho State Penitentiary.
Misdemeanor Injury To Child
Misdemeanor Injury To Child does not require such severe circumstances, only that a person willfully caused or permitted the child to be placed in a position that either caused or was likely to cause injury or harm. This charge is much more common than the felony and can arise from a variety of circumstances.
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