Monday, December 21, 2015

Child Endangerment Charges - Increased Chances of Jail Time

During this holiday season when people may be out shopping and eating with their kids and then have just a drink or two over breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, I wanted to remind everyone that some dangers may lie ahead if they were to get arrested for DUI with a child under the age of 14 in the vehicle.
Penal Code § 273a(a) is considered a “wobbler”, punishable by up to one year in the county jail, or two, four, or six years in state prison. Penal Code § 273a(b) is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in county jail. When probation is granted on a Penal Code § 273a conviction, there are minimum mandatory probation terms set forth in Penal Code § 273a(c), though some or all of these conditions may be waived in the interests of justice under Penal Code § 273a(c)(5).
Click the link to learn more about Child Endangerment Charges

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