DUI Enhancements – Child Endangerment

DUI is considered a serious crime under California law, but it becomes even more serious if you are found guilty of driving drunk with a passenger under 14. Not only can this increase the penalties for your DUI, but you may face a separate charge for child endangerment.

DUI Child Endangerment Lawyers in San Mateo

At The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson, our San Mateo DUI child endangerment attorneys have the experience and dedication to aggressively defend our clients against enhanced drunk driving charges, as well as child endangerment charges.

Penalties for DUI Child Endangerment

Under California law, driving drunk with a young child in the car is considered a special allegation that can enhance the penalties you face in your DUI case, even if nobody claims that the child was injured or harmed in any way while a passenger in your vehicle.

If you are convicted of DUI with a passenger under the age of 14, between 48 hours to 90 days can be added onto your jail sentence, depending on the other facts of your case.

If you are convicted of causing a DUI accident in which a child was injured, you may be facing additional jail time on top of the enhanced jail time for having a minor passenger. Child endangerment is a separate criminal charge that can also be brought in conjunction with DUI.

Contact a DUI Attorney About Child Endangerment Today!

Our experienced trial lawyers have defended thousands of clients against California criminal charges, including DUI with a minor passenger and child endangerment. If you have been charged with one of these serious offenses, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your case.

Our DUI attorneys proudly represent clients throughout the entire Bay Area including these cities on the Peninsula:

  • San Mateo
  • Redwood City
  • Foster City
  • San Bruno
  • South San Francisco
  • Palo Alto
  • Burlingame

To schedule a free consultation with an attorney at The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson, call us at 650-573-8000  or send us an e-mail today.

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The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson
411 Borel Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 650-573-8000
Fax: 650-345-9875
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