As outlined by the California Penal Code, a person may be charged with child abandonment or endangerment if he causes physical or mental suffering to a child. Whether it is by neglect or if willfully done, child endangerment involves placing the young one in a dangerous situation.
It is the right of every arrested individual to be given a trial to prove his innocence in court. If your loved one has been arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, he may be bailed out as he awaits his court date. In California, bail amounts may range from $15,000 to $25,000 depending on the decision of the judge handling the case.
Bail may be paid in cash or bail bonds, and this amount is deposited to the clerk of the court. The accused is then released and sent home, and will be called upon when the date of the trial has been set. It is of utmost importance that the person released on bail is present for his trial.
What Happens Next
If proven guilty, a person accused of child endangerment may serve a penalty for the misdemeanor for six months up to a year in a county jail. When the trial has concluded, the bail amount is exonerated and returned to whoever paid it.