Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in San Jose
At The McGuire Law Office, our
San Jose criminal defense lawyer, Christine McGuire, has guided numerous clients through the California
legal system. She knows that preparation is essential to building a solid
case, and will provide personal assistance throughout the process. If
you have been charged with child endangerment, she will work tirelessly
on your behalf as you seek a favorable outcome. Call the office today
at (408) 214-0626 to schedule a
free initial case evaluation.
Child Endangerment Charges in California
The state of California imposes harsh penalties on those convicted of child
endangerment. Under the legal definition, child endangerment involves
circumstances where a child may be threatened by, or suffer serious injuries
or death. Examples of child endangerment include driving under the influence
of alcohol or drugs (DUI) with a minor, domestic violence, and child abuse.
Child endangerment charges may be filed if:
- The defendant lets the child be injured
- The defendant lets the child be put at risk for injuries or death
- The defendant inflicts harm on the child
Even if actual injuries do not occur, the defendant may still be convicted
of child endangerment if the situation was likely to cause injury. Child
endangerment charges may count as misdemeanors or felonies. If the child
was injured, or the situation was deemed likely to cause harm to the child,
you may be charged with a felony and face 2-6 years in prison, 4 years
of formal probation, and up to $10,000 in fines.
On the other hand, if no injury occurred, or the situation was deemed not
as likely to inflict harm to the child, you may be charged with a misdemeanor.
A conviction may result in up to a year in jail, 4 years of informal probation,
and up to $1,000 in fines. If you have been arrested and charged with
child endangerment in California, it is important to obtain experienced
legal representation right away to protect your rights.
Call The McGuire Law Office Today at (408) 214-0626
The McGuire Law Office provides thorough legal services to clients charged
with a variety of crimes. As a San Jose criminal defense lawyer, Christine
McGuire is committed to fighting for her clients’ best interests.
She will aggressively uphold your rights in court as you seek to lessen
or drop the charges. The law office also offers criminal defense services
in San Jose.
Contact the law office
today to discuss your case.