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Would allowing your 15 year old daughter to drive across

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Would allowing your 15 year old daughter to drive across state lines (NM to TX) alone without permit or insurance be child endangerment?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Chris T., JD, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
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There are several reasons this, from a legal perspective, is not a good idea. First off, it is not child endangerment. Under Texas law, the child must be under 15 to qualify for child endangerment (see the statute here: http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/txstatutes/PE/5/22/22.041

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Family Lawyer: Chris T., JD, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

However, if the child is in a wreck you could be personally liable for the damages. Also, you could be a party to the offense of driving without a license, which is a class B misdemeanor.

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Family Lawyer: Chris T., JD, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

I think allowing your daughter to do so is putting you (and her) in a great deal of legal jeopardy.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Actually, Im in Fl and my wife is having my daughter do this drive currently. She is not answering my calls and I am a little concerned.
Family Lawyer: Chris T., JD, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

I'm not sure what to tell you at this point. I think criminal charges are not likely given the statute, but there is the potential for tons of civil liability if she were to get in a wreck.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you
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