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Long Beach Child Endangerment Defense Attorney

Child Endangerment Defense

Being accused of a crime does not automatically make you a criminal. You are innocent until proven guilty. However, the prosecution may have a formidable case against you, and it is ultimately up to the jury to decide your future. The Long Beach criminal defense attorneys at The Amer Law Firm can prepare an effective counterargument against the prosecution's claims and sway the jury to your side. We are also skilled negotiators who frequently land significantly reduced penalties in cases where acquittal is not possible. To speak with one of our legal staff, call (866) 431-2637 now.

What Is Child Endangerment in California?

According to California Penal Code 273a PC, child endangerment is a crime of domestic violence that involves subjecting a child to unjustifiable physical or mental suffering, willfully causing or permitting injury to a child, or willfully causing or permitting a child to be left in a dangerous situation. The child does not have to suffer an actual injury to justify a child endangerment conviction. Because of this, innocent individuals all too often face prosecution under state child endangerment laws. The following behaviors could constitute a child endangerment crime in California:

What Are the Penalties for Child Endangerment in California?

The offense of child endangerment is a "wobbler", which means it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances. A misdemeanor conviction can result in a county jail sentence of up to one year, while a felony conviction can result in a prison sentence of up to six years. Generally, felony charges are pushed only in cases in which the child has suffered great bodily harm or death.

Possible Legal Defenses for Child Endangerment

As knowledgeable attorneys, we are familiar with the inner workings of criminal procedure and know just what to expect from the prosecution in these cases. This allows us to employ legal defense strategies that weaken the prosecution's argument. In your case, we may argue that:

Talk to us today to discuss the specific facts of your case, so we can get started on a customized plan that'll meet your goals and work towards an optimal case outcome.

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To get the high quality legal representation you need to avoid devastating criminal penalties, contact The Amer Law Firm today. We are lawyers who deeply invest ourselves into each and every single one of our clients' cases.

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