Child Endangerment

Child Endangerment Laws in California

Arrested for Child Endangerment in Temecula?

Under the California State Penal Code 273(a), there is a law against what is called "child endangerment," which involves penalties for those that willfully allow or force a child into a dangerous situation. This also applies to those that make no effort to protect a child from prevalent dangers or potentially harmful situations. This offense is classified as a "wobbler" offense, meaning that it can be treated as a misdemeanor or felony based on the circumstances of each case.

If you have been charged with child endangerment in Temecula, do not wait to retain the legal representation that you deserve. You could be facing harsh penalties if convicted.

Call for a free initial consultation (951) 666-2605

Associated Penalties for Child Endangerment

The consequences depend entirely upon whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony.

Penalties for a misdemeanor involve:

  • Fines up to $1,000
  • Potential of 1 year in jail
  • Up to 4 years of informal probation
  • Completion of a Child Abuser's Treatment Program lasting one year
  • Order of protection keeping you from the child involved

Penalties for a felony involve:

  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Potential of 2, 4, or 6 years in prison
  • Possibility of another 3-6 years in prison if child experienced bodily injury
  • Up to 4 years of formal probation
  • Completion of a Child Abuser's Treatment Program lasting one year
  • Order of protection keeping you from the child involved
  • Possible "strike" on record counting towards California "Three Strikes" law

Why Call Temecula Criminal Defense Lawyer, Nicolai Cocis?

Attorney Nicolai Cocis is an exceptional criminal lawyer serving Riverside County. There is no case too complicated for him and his legal team to handle.

  • What sets him apart?
  • Experience since 1999
  • Devotion towards each client, providing one-on-one attention
  • Rated 10.0 Superb on Avvo and named a Top Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 100% of his practice is devoted to litigation
  • Speaks Romanian. Spanish services are available upon request

Despite the complicated nature of many of the cases he takes on, Attorney Cocis has established himself as a power house both in and out of the courtroom. Not only has he obtained significant charge reductions for past clients, he has received complete case dismissals as well. Check out his case results to discover the long list of people he has protected.

History of Successful Cases Throughout Riverside County

The Law Office of Nicolai Cocis is founded on the idea that every person deserves a strong defense, no matter what their charges may be. Every individual is innocent until proven guilty. With this in mind, you can feel confident calling our firm, knowing that we will not judge you, but instead treat you with the respect that you truly deserve.

Contact our office today to discuss your case details during your free initial consultation. Do not wait until it is too late to get the legal help you need. Your future is on the line. Our law office represent individuals from the Riverside County cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Winchester, Hemet, Perris, Banning Corona and Riverside.

Call (951) 666-2605 today for personalized attention as you step forward into the judicial process in Temecula.


Real Cases. Real Results.

Discover the Difference: See How We've Helped Others in Your Situation

  • Probation and One Year in Custody Theft and 7 Felonies
  • Probation & House Arrest Theft Crime
  • Marijuana Charge Dismissed Trafficking 2000 lbs. (1 ton) of Marijuana and Child Endangerment
  • 180 days of Caltrans work. Avoided prison. Transportation of 5 Pounds of Meth
  • Case Dismissed Warrant Issued in Violation of the 4th Amendment
  • Probation and Avoided Registration Young Adult Accused of Felony Sex Offenses

Begin Building Your Defense

Do not hesitate to contact us by calling (951) 666-2605 or filling out the form below. We review your case for free to determine the best course of action.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.