California DUI law provides for enhanced penalties for defendants who drive under the influence with a child under the age of fourteen in the car.
Child Endangerment – Increased penalties are imposed where there is a minor passenger in the vehicle at the time of the drunk driving in Orange County CA. In California, this is defined as an individual under the age of 14. This DUI with child endangerment sentence enhancement consists of additional mandatory jail time (on top of standard California DUI penalties).
This chart shows your potential jail time for each offense charged with a DUI, with a minor present.
1st offense – 48 hours in jail
2nd offense – 10 days in jail
3rd offense – 30 days in jail
4th offense – 90 days in jail (Charged with misdemeanor DUI)
Drunk Driving penalties in California are set forth by statute and can be incredibly complex. The range of possible sentences is determined by the basic statute, with sentence DUI enhancements for such things as:
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