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Child Endangerment Defense - California Penal Code 273a PC

Child endangerment is a crime that can result in years in jail and can even prevent from seeing your children for many years. Several other related offenses to child endangerment, including child abuse, lewd acts with a minor, and domestic violence, carry their own consequences that may affect you and your family. With over a decade of winning experience in the courts of Orange County and others in Southern California, our firm is here to help secure the best outcome in your case.

If you've been arrested, you need to contact the OC child endangerment defense attorneys at Law Office of Michael L. Guisti immediately. In these cases, you want to secure protection for the interests of your child and the future of your family. You do not have to take on these allegations alone - seek our experienced legal representation today!

Call us today at (714) 530-9690 to discuss your case in a free case evaluation!

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What is Considered Child Endangerment in Orange County?

A police officer can arrest someone at the scene of an incident if they see him or her do the following:

  • Inflicting unjustifiable (extreme) physical pain/mental suffering on a child.
  • Allowing the child, or health of the child, to suffer injury.
  • Allowing/causing the child to be in a situation where body or health may be endangered.

In a child endangerment case, a person can be charged with allegations of child endangerment if they are shown to do any of these things. You do not have to directly break a law or injure another person - willful, deliberate action that inflicts harm to a child may be grounds for child endangerment.

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Dedicated OC Defense for Your Family

Child endangerment can result in a misdemeanor or felony charge, depending on the situation. Because of this, it is important that your case be handled by a firm that has experience in child endangerment defense and can protect your rights. The attorneys at Law Office of Michael L. Guisti have more than ten years of experience handling difficult child endangerment cases with success. Call our OC sex crime defense law firm today at (714) 530-9690 and schedule a free consultation.

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Whether you're facing a felony or a misdemeanor, don't risk a conviction. Act quickly to redeem your reputation and protect your record by consulting with our Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Call today to schedule your free consultation.

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Case Results

sex crimes

Case Dropped

Young man charged and arrested for sexual battery.


Case Dropped

Man charged with assault with a deadly weapon for hitting someone in the face with a heavy metal dust pan.

drug crimes

Served Less Than 30 Days in Jail

Young man charged with selling 1000 tabs of ecstasy to undercover officer.

Attempted Murder

Reduced to Assault With Deadly Weapon

Young man knocks the eye out his victim with a metal pipe. Charged with attempted murder and aggravated mayhem. Both cases carried life sentences.

Assault & Battery

Serves 80 Days on Work Furlough

Woman arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon using scissors on a co-worker.

Vehicular Assault

Serves 80 Days on Work Furlough

Man charged with three felony counts of vehicular assault with a deadly weapon.


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