Los Angeles Child Endangerment Defense Attorney
Charged with Child Endangerment in LA?
Child endangerment (California Penal Code Section 273a) is a crime wherein an adult caregiver (parent, foster parent, etc.) places a minor in a dangerous or inappropriate situation. This can include neglecting a child for an extended period of time by themselves, bringing them into a situation where drugs are expected to be present or getting into a fight around the child. This does not have to cause direct harm, such as an injury, but places the child in a dangerous situation where they could possibly be hurt or wounded. As crimes involving children are seen as truly deplorable by the public, people accused of child endangerment in Los Angeles will face severe penalties and an unforgiving criminal justice system.
Another potential "wrinkle" in this area of law includes parents who become inebriated while children are under their care. So, theoretically, someone can be arrested for and charged with child endangerment if they get drunk at a party. So can people who fail to use proper safety restraints for their children while driving. Not every area of this law is well-defined, and people who can't afford certain products could be charged with a crime anyway.
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Many of our attorneys also have experience working in Los Angeles District Attorney's Offices, which gives them a unique insight into how prosecutors, judges and law enforcement pursue domestic violence issues. In many cases, the police have to investigate such a charge even if the alleged victim denies anything happened or changes his/her story. This makes defending a criminal charge very complicated.
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At Eisner Gorin LLP is one of the pre-eminent law firms in the country, as ranked by Martindale-Hubbell which is one of the best attorney ranking companies in the nation. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience, representing people in all criminal matters including domestic violence issues such as child endangerment.
If you or someone you love has been charged with this type of crime, then contact our law offices immediately by calling 877-781-1570. Our background in criminal defense and sophisticated understanding of the law can help provide exactly the defense you need. It may be a dark and scary time, the government may be trying to take your children away, but our criminal defense team will fight for your rights and your future.