Under Michigan law, no one is allowed to transport a child under the age of 16 while they are under the influence of alcohol. It is also illegal to transport a child under the age of 16 with any amount of a controlled substance still located in your system. A conviction for OWI child endangerment in Michigan will have a harsh impact on your life. Because of this, you should call Shawn immediately at 616-438-6719 to talk about your case.
OWI Child Endangerment Penalties
A conviction that is a first offense OWI child endangerment charge is a misdemeanor. The maximum punishment a person convicted of this charge face is up to one year in prison. You will be required to spend at least 48 hours in jail. Your fines will be anywhere from $200 to $1,000 plus court costs. You will fave up to 90 days of community service and your driving privileges will be revoked. Convicted, you could face fines ranging from $200 to $1,000 (plus court costs), 30 to 90 days of community service, and the revocation of your driver’s license.
A second offense OWI Child endangerment is a felony charge and penalties are increased. Fines will now range between $500 and $5000, plus court costs. You will face up to five years in prison. Community service can be ordered as well. The maximum community service time is 180 days. You will face a one-year revocation of your license. You care can be immobilized for up to 180 days.
If the driver is underage and driving someone under the age of 16, the driver could be given to 60 days of community service or $500 in fines or 93 days in jail.
A second underage conviction for child endangerment could result in $200 to $1,000 in fines. Court costs will be added on as well. Incarceration of up to a year in jail, 48 hours of which are mandatory and up to 90 days of community service.
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