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Ballston Spa case of baby left in car points to gray area of law

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Leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle is a judgment call. It’s bad judgment by an adult. But it’s also up to the judgment of law enforcement whether to press charges. Only 19 states have explicit laws governing leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle. In New York, with no explicit law, drivers can be charged with endangering the welfare of a child or more, depending on the circumstances. But even if the ...


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