You're facing a significant prison sentence, even with no prior criminal history. Call and speak with a lawyer directly ASAP.
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Hard to say without knowing a lot more about the circumstances and about you (all of which is best discussed in a private consultation). The upper-term for a residential burglaryalone is 6yrs. Felony child endangerment if sentenced consecutively could add an additional 16 months. Give or take. These are serious charges. Consult with an attorney ASAP.
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Absolutely none if you are not convicted -- which is exactly what you should be striving for. Stop worrying about the worst case scenario. Put your resources into hiring an attorney and FIGHT!
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First degree burglary is a strike felony with a maximum exposure of six years. A conviction for child endangerment as a felony carries up to six years, but you would only get 1/3 the midterm if you were convicted if both charges, so really another 1.4 years. Thus, I'd say 7.4 years is your max.
Unfortunately you are looking at a substantial amount of time in state prison. 1st degree burglary is a strike and a serious offense in California. My concern would be if someone was present in the house at the time of the burglary. You definitely need to consult with an attorney to see what your options are.