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California Penal Code Section 273(a) deals with child endangerment crimes. When a person places a child in a dangerous situation or allows the child to be endangered without taking any action to protect that child, he or she is guilty of child endangerment. The child does not have to suffer any injury for a charge of child endangerment to be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony.

If you have been charged with child endangerment in a domestic violence case in Los Angeles, we advise you to contact our firm immediately. Our legal team is fully focused on criminal defense cases and we are extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of domestic violence law in California. We have more than 50 years of combined courtroom and legal experience to apply to your case. Our attorneys provide aggressive and thorough representation to clients involved in all types of criminal charges connected to domestic violence.

Child Endangerment in California

Child endangerment includes willfully inflicting unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering on a child or allowing another party to do so, allowing the child to suffer injury, as well as allowing the child to be put in a situation dangerous to the child's body or health. A felony conviction of this crime may result in imprisonment for two, four, or six years. The determining factor in whether this offense is charged as a felony or a misdemeanor is whether the child was placed in a situation where he or she may have sustained great bodily harm. It doesn't matter whether the child was injured, only that there was a potential for injury. If the child was injured, however, the prosecutor will usually file more serious charges.

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the child endangerment charges brought against you, it is important that you seek legal counsel from our firm. A conviction of these charges will result in a criminal record which may adversely affect your life and your future for many years to come.

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