AL new Caylee's Law goes into effect August 1st - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

AL new Caylee's Law goes into effect August 1st

Posted: Updated:

The law regarding the reporting of missing children has changed in Alabama.  Governor Robert Bentley signed Caylee's Law Monday in Montgomery.

The legislation makes it a criminal act not to report a missing or dead child.  It's named after the Florida child, Caylee Anthony, whose mother casey was on trial for her murder.

Failing to report a missing child will now be a class-A misdemeanor but will rise to a class-C felony if "willful or reckless regard" for the child results in death or serious injury.  The law takes affect August 1st.

Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.