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Client facing 15 years for Armed Robbery we proved misidentification Judge DISMISSED the case!

Client allegedly sold rock cocaine to undercover officer faced 10 years following our argument client received NO JAIL TIME!

Police allegedly discovered 3 bags of marijuana in client's glove box faced 6 years we filed a 1538.5 motion to suppress resulting in DISMISSAL of all charges!

Client's estranged girlfriend alleged Client broke into her room and choked her facing 14 years in State Prison we won at trial JURY ACQUITTAL.

Strike case: Client charged with possession of methamphetamine facing 25 years we filed a Romero Motion which was granted case REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR!

Client facing 3 life terms for multiple felony counts of Child Molestation and Sodomy with child we proved the charges were fabricated by victims mother DISMISSAL of all charges at preliminary hearing!

Client facing 5 years for possession of deadly weapon we negotiated a plea for NO JAIL TIME!

Multiple defendants each facing 7 years charged with smuggling prescription drugs into California from Mexico our client was the only defendant who received NO JAIL TIME!

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Child Endangerment: CA Penal Code 273(a)         

Child Endangerment laws make it a crime to endanger the health or life of a child through an adult's recklessness or indifference. California Penal Code 273(a) punishes acts of child endangerment. Simply put, this crime occurs when an individual either (1) places a child in a dangerous situation, or (2) allows a child to be placed in a dangerous situation without taking steps to protect the child.

Common examples of child endangerment include:

  • Leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle
  • Driving while intoxicated with a child in the motor vehicle
  • Hiring a person with a known history of sexual offenses as a childcare provider
  • Serving alcohol to an underage driver
  • Leaving a young child unsupervised or in the care of another young child
  • Unreasonable corporal punishment resulting in bodily injury
  • Drug manufacturing in the presence of a child
  • Leaving a young child unsupervised in an unsafe area
  • Failure to report suspected child abuse

If convicted of felony child endangerment, your sentence may include any or all of the following:

  • a minimum of four years on formal probation,
  • two, four, or six years in the California state prison,
  • a maximum $10,000 fine,
  • all of the terms and conditions outlined above under the "misdemeanor penalties" section (except for the portion of the potential sentence that dealt with the fine and jail time),
  • an additional and consecutive three to six years in prison if you inflict great bodily injury or harm on the alleged victim, and (under these same circumstances),
  • a possible "strike" on your record under California’s Three Strike’s Law.
  • Los Angeles County
  • Orange County
  • San Bern / Riverside
  • San Diego County
  • Kern / Santa Barbara
  • Sacramento / Sonoma
  • Alameda / San Joaquin
  • Ventura County
  • Fresno / Santa Clara
  • Northern California


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Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc.
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4533 Van Nuys Boulevard, Second Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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