DUI Child Endangerment
Ventura Defense Lawyers Protecting You and Your Family
While the consequences of a DUI in California are serious enough, you may face harsher penalties if a minor child was in the car. If you have been charged with DUI child endangerment, it is important to seek legal representation from an experienced and skilled lawyer from Wilfert Law P.C.
We are committed to protecting the rights, reputations, and freedoms of our clients who are facing a variety of DUI convictions. With more than a decade of experience, our attorneys possess a thorough understanding of California laws and court proceedings that we use to work toward the most favorable outcome in your case.
Wilfert Law P.C. attorneys are available 24/7 to help Ventura drivers. Call us now for help with your case: (805) 324-6777.
DUI With Child Endangerment Penalties
In California, if you are arrested for driving under the influence with a child under 14 years old present, you will be arrested for DUI with child endangerment. This charge could enhance and make harsher the penalties for the DUI itself or even be charged separately as a DUI and child endangerment. The following are the sentence enhancements for a DUI with a minor in the vehicle:
- First offense – a minimum 48 hours of incarceration
- Second offense – an additional 10 days of incarceration
- Third offense – an additional 30 days of incarceration
- Fourth offense – an additional 90 days of incarceration
Misdemeanor child endangerment is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year and fines up to $1,000. Felony child endangerment is punishable by a prison sentence from two to six years and fines up to $10,000.
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