If you are convicted of DUI when you have a child or children in the vehicle, you can be convicted of an additional DUI offense and are subject to additional penalties for the child endangerment.
- Upon a first or second conviction, the defendant shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined up to $1,000 and imprisoned up to twelve months. Jail time may be suspended or probated.
- Upon a third or subsequent conviction, the defendant shall be guilty of a felony and shall be fined not less than $1,000.00 nor more than $5,000.00 or shall be imprisoned for not less than one year nor more than three years, or both fined and imprisoned.
It is important to note that a conviction for this offense will be counted as a separate DUI offense. This has an enormous punishing effect when license consequences are considered.