If your Michigan OWI arrest included an allegation that you were transporting a child under the age of 16 then you will likely be charged with Michigan OWI Child Endangerment. Like all Michigan OWI convictions, a conviction for Michigan OWI Child Endangerment will stay on your criminal record for the remainder of your life. This is why it is critical that you hire a qualified and experienced Michigan OWI defense attorney immediately.
If this is your first Michigan OWI offense, and there is an additional allegation of Child Endangerment, you will be charged with a misdemeanor. You can face a maximum of one year in jail. Additionally you can be ordered to perform 90 days of community service, which is 18 five day work weeks! The addition of the Child Endangerment portion of your charge grants the court authority to impose fines and costs amounting to thousands of dollars.
If this is a Michigan OWI second offense that includes an allegation of Child Endangerment then you will likely be charged with a felony. In addition to a maximum of one year in jail you can be ordered to perform up to 180 days of community service. The fines and costs that are paid to the court are significantly higher than a Michigan OWI Child Endangerment misdemeanor.
If you are a minor who is transporting a sibling or friend and are convicted under Michigan’s underage Zero Tolerance law you can be sentenced to 93 days in jail, even if you have a previous perfect driving record. Additionally, you can be ordered to perform up to 60 days of community service.
If you have been charged with a Michigan OWI including Child Endangerment you need to take the allegation seriously. Attorney Richard I. Lippitt has the experience and knowledge that is required to confront your case. Mr. Lippitt employs a vast network of scientific and blood experts who can potentially challenge your Michigan OWI arrest. Additionally, Mr. Lippitt possesses the legal scholarship necessary to develop potential constitutional challenges of your Michigan OWI arrest.
Michigan OWI defense attorney Richard I. Lippitt is highly skilled and experienced in investigating and challenging the facts and circumstances of Michigan OWI arrests. Mr. Lippitt appears in Michigan courts over 350 times each year in defense of Michigan OWIs.
Attorney Richard I. Lippitt stands ready to provide you with a free, no obligation meeting regarding your Michigan OWI Child Endangerment case. Please call or request a Free Case Evaluation via the form on this page.