Child Endangerment

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.

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