709-905  Endangering the welfare of an incompetent person.  (1)  A person commits the offense of endangering the welfare of an incompetent person if he knowingly acts in a manner likely to be injurious to the physical or mental welfare of a person who is unable to care for himself because of physical or mental disease, disorder, or defect.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 709-905

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.

     (2)  Endangering the welfare of an incompetent person is a misdemeanor.