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Michigan OWI – Child Endangerment

On top of OWI charges, a person who is operating a vehicle while intoxicated or visibly impaired, with a passenger 15 years old or younger will receive Child Endangerment charges. If you have been charged with a DUI it is important to remember it does not mean you have been convicted; do not just plead guilty or give up hope. At Criminal Legal Services, our attorneys are experienced in defending DUI cases throughout Southeast Michigan.

Child Endangerment

Michigan law has 3 variations of an Operating While Intoxicated offense that include having your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle substantially affected by drugs or alcohol; a bodily alcohol content (BAC) at or above 0.08; or a BAC of 0.17 or higher (“super drunk“). If you are being charged with an OWI violation and at the time of the 0ffense had a child under the age of 16 as a passenger you will receive child endangerment charges in addition to the OWI charges.


First Offense – Misdemeanor punishable by a $200 up to a $1,000 fine and;
– Up to 1 year imprisonment
– Community Service for 30 – 90 days; or both.
– Possible vehicle immobilization

Second Offense – Felony punishable by a $500 up-to a $5,000 fine and;
– Imprisonment for 1 to 5 years; or
– Up to 1 year in jail, probation, and community services for 60-180 days.
– Vehicle Immobilization

Person under 21 – Child Endangerment Charges

Child Endangerment also occurs when – a person under the age of 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher is operating a vehicle with a passenger under the age of 16. The potential penalties are for a first offense (misdemeanor) include vehicle immobilization, 60 days of community services, a fine up to $500, and up to 93 days in jail; a second offense (misdemeanor) is punishable by vehicle immobilization, a fine of $200 – $1,000,  up to 1 year imprisonment, and 30 to 90 days of community services.

OWI Michigan MCL Section 257.625

(7) A person, whether licensed or not, is subject to the following requirements:

(a) He or she shall not operate a vehicle in violation of subsection (1), (3), (4), (5), or (8) while another person who is less than 16 years of age is occupying the vehicle. A person who violates this subdivision is guilty of a crime punishable as follows: … Read More …

Experienced Defense

The potential penalties for an OWI conviction, even if it’s a first offense can be extremely serious; adding charges of child endangerment increases the severity. If you have been charges with a child endangerment offense we recommend you consult with an experienced OWI attorney. At Criminal Legal Services, our attorneys specialize in defending those charged with OWI  and child endangerment offenses; and will fight to protect your rights.

Some people think the deck is stacked against them – however there are a number of legal defenses and it’s even possible to defeat an OWI Child Endangerment case. Having the right attorney can make all the difference, contact us now for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

Additional Information:

– Operating While Intoxicated – OWI / DUI
– Operating While Visibly Impaired – OWVI
– Operating While Intoxicated Drugs – OWID
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Criminal Legal Services, office located in Southfield, handle criminal cases in virtually every court throughout Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Livingston and Washtinaw County. Every case is different; however, our attorneys have obtained outstanding results for their clients. The results speak for themselves and although we cannot promise the same outcome for every case, we can promise that a top criminal attorney who specializes in the crimes alleged will do everything they can to obtain the same quality of results. Any misdemeanor or felony carries the possibility of jail time; therefore, you must have the best attorney in the business handle your case. Having the right attorney can make all the difference.

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