Child Endangerment While Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
Massachusetts DUI Laws now make it a criminal offense to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs with a child 14 years of age or younger in the car.
The penalty imposed for the crime of Child Endangerment While OUI / DUI Alcohol or Drugs is:
- 1st Offense: 90 days to 2.5 years imprisonment in the House of Corrections, with fines of $1,000 to $5,000. The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will also suspend the person's license for 1 year.
- 2nd Offense: 3-5 years in state prison or 6 months to 2.5 years imprisonment in the House of Corrections; with fines of $5,000 to $10,000. The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will also suspend the person's license for 3 years.
Particularly since the passing of harsher drunk driving laws in Massachusetts since "Melanie's Law", persons charged with any Massachusetts DUI / OUI or Related Crimes should immediately Consult with a Boston DUI / OUI Lawyer.
Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation, and can be contacted by Clicking Here for a Free Consultation or at 617-325-9500.