How do I defend against a DUI and Child Endangerment charge?
DUI and Child Endangerment
If a child under the age of 14 years was a passenger at the time you were arrested for a DUI, you will be subject to an additional two days of jail time under California Vehicle Code section 23572.
If the this is your second offense within ten years, the child endangerment enhancement adds ten additional days in jail. If this is your second or third DUI within ten years, then you may be sentenced to even more additional jail time.
Depending on the specific facts of your case, the District Attorney’s Office may charge you with a separate charge of abusing or endangering the health of a child.
A DUI conviction with a child endangerment enhancement may affect other aspects of your life such as custody of your child, your job, and your privilege to drive. It is critical to be represented by the best defense attorneys to mitigate these potential consequences of being convicted of child endangerment. Please enter your name and telephone number in the contact form to schedule an consultation with an attorney today.