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A person is guilty of non-support of a child in the first degree when:
1. (a) being a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than sixteen years old, he or she fails or refuses without lawful excuse to provide support for such child when he or she is able to do so; or
(b) being a parent, guardian or other person obligated to make child support payments by an order of child support entered by a court of competent jurisdiction for a child less than eighteen years old, he or she fails or refuses without lawful excuse to provide support for such child when he or she is able to do so; and
2. he or she has previously been convicted in the preceding five years of a crime defined in section 260.05 of this article or a crime defined by the provisions of this section.
Non-support of a child in the first degree is a class E felony.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New York Consolidated Laws, Penal Law - PEN § 260.06 Non-support of a child in the first degree - last updated January 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/penal-law/pen-sect-260-06.html
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