Under Cal. Pen. Code s. 273a (a) , Child Endangerment is a wobbler and may be treated as a misdemeanor or a felony. The felony is punishable by two, four, or six years in prison plus fines. If it is treated as a misdemeanor under this subsection, the punishment is up to one year in county jail plus fines.
Under Cal. Pen. Code s. 273a (b) , Child Endangerment is a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to six months in jail and/or $1,000 in fines.
In either case, if the court grants probation, there is a mandatory minimum of 48 months of probation, a criminal protective order for the victim, a minimum of a one year child abuser's program, and, if the defendant was using drugs or alcohol when the abuse happened, an order that the defendant not use drugs or alcohol for the duration of probation and an order that the defendant's probation officer is authorized to conduct random drug tests. Cal. Pen. Code s. 273a (c) .