Two Fillmore sisters were arrested on child endangerment charges after they left a two-year-old boy strapped into a stroller on Los Serenos Drive. A Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy discovered the boy while on patrol. He asked two people nearby about the boy, initially presuming them to be the boys’ parents. They reported that two women who had been with the boy had argued, and left in opposite directions, leaving the boy behind.
Sisters accused of child endangerment
The deputy took the child to the Fillmore Station and called Child Protective Services, which took custody of the boy. Deputies eventually identified the boy’s mother and aunt as the two women who had left the boy by the roadside. The boy’s mother, 29-year-old Marisela Aguilar, and his aunt, 31-year-old Elida Aguilar, were arrested on felony endangerment charges. Marisela Aguilar also had an outstanding warrant for her arrest on unrelated charges. The boy has been placed in the care of a relative.
If you’ve been arrested in Ventura on criminal charges, including child endangerment, your best defense strategy is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. Robert Helfend practices criminal defense exclusively, and has taken criminal defense cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California for more than 30 years.
Conviction on child endangerment charges can lead to jail time, fines, court-ordered supervision, loss of custody and termination of parental rights. In a case like this, it is imperative to have the assistance of a skilled criminal defense attorney with you in court and throughout the judicial process. When the best interests of your children and family are on the line, don’t attempt to defend yourself and don’t rely on an inexperienced criminal defense attorney.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County child endangerment case.
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