San Diego Child Endangerment Attorney

Are you accused of misdemeanor child endangerment? This is a very serious legal problem that requires help from a San Diego child endangerment lawyer with extensive experience in this area of the law. At The Law Firm of George H. Ramos, Jr., we offer our clients personalized, dedicated representation from a criminal attorney who formerly served in the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted countless cases and acted as supervising attorney in the Child Abuse/Domestic Violence Unit. This experience allows him to craft a defense case geared to protect your rights, interests, and freedoms.

Child Endangerment Defense in San Diego

Child endangerment charges are often filed under CA Penal Code 273a (b). The charge is filed against an individual when it is believed he or she willfully caused or permitted a child to suffer or inflicted unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering. A person who cared for or had custody of a child who is believed to have allowed the health of the child to be injured, or permits a child to be in a situation where his or her person or health may be endangered, will face charges of misdemeanor child endangerment.

Types of Child Endangerment Cases

Many cases of child endangerment are filed when a person is found to be driving while over the limit with a child in the vehicle. A child is defined as any person age 14 or younger. Other examples of situations in which a charge of child endangerment could be filed include:

  • Allowing a child to be under the care of an abusive childcare provider.
  • Allowing a child access to a firearm or other weapon.
  • Failing to ensure a child gets medical treatment when very ill.

Penalties for Child Endangerment

The penalties imposed in a conviction are extensive, and may include:

  • Probation
  • Restraining orders
  • Mandatory counseling
  • Drug testing
  • Up to one year in jail

Defense Strategies for Cases of Child Endangerment

To defend against a charge of child endangerment, it is vital to establish to the jury that the act was unintentional, or that the accusations are false. The prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the act was willful, involved criminal negligence, and that you were responsible for the child at the time of the alleged event. In cases of DUI, it is imperative that the DUI case is handled professionally, as avoiding conviction in the DUI charge is the first step to avoiding a conviction for child endangerment.

Why Choose The Law Firm of George H. Ramos, Jr.?

Attorney George H. Ramos, Jr. has a background that could be of great benefit to you if you are facing charges of child endangerment in San Diego. As a former prosecutor, he has great insight into how the case will be presented, and how to craft a defense case that could win.

The first step is a full review of the facts in your case. There is no perfect case, and an in-depth evaluation of all evidence will make it possible to identify the appropriate defense strategy. Mr. Ramos works closely with his clients. As a former prosecutor, he has the insight to craft a defense case that is geared to reduce the damage to your life, freedom, and reputation.

Call The Law Firm of George H. Ramos, Jr. Today

If you are facing charges of child endangerment, it is no light matter. You need quality legal representation from an experienced child abuse attorney in San Diego. Exercise your right to remain silent and call attorney George H. Ramos, Jr. for assistance. He has the reputation for legal excellence you need on your side. Call now.