Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) closes child endangerment investigation on our client: no charges filed, child not removed from family DCFS investigated our client for possible removal of child on the basis that our client was allegedly smoking marijuana in front of or in the presence of his child. Our West Covina DCFS investigation defense attorneys sprung into action, challenging the allegation and proving that the child was not in any danger whatsoever. The DCFS closed its investigation and the prosecutor did not file any charge. Child endangerment is a violation of California Penal Code section 273a PC and, depending on the circumstances, I can carry up to eight years in the California state penitentiary. Our client was not ever charged and his child was never removed as a consequence of our early, steadfast and effective legal representation.