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MA DUI Child Endangerment by Operating a Motor Vehicle

MA Child Endangerment by Operating a Motor Vehicle Law

If the DUI defendant has a child under the age of 14 in the car while he was charged with a DUI, the DUI defendant can face an extra charge of child endangerment.  In the past, the defendant would only face a DUI charge.  After the enactment of Melanie’s law, a DUI defendant can face an additional charge of child endangerment.

MA Child Endangerment by Operating a Motor Vehicle Penalties

An offender can be sentenced to the house of correction for no less than 90 days and no more than 2½ years. The offender can also face a fine of no less than $1,000 and no more than $5,000. The person’s license will be suspended for 1 year. If the person is convicted of a second and subsequent offense, the offender can be sentenced to no less than 6 months and no more than 2½ years in the house of correction. A subsequent offender can also be sentenced to state prison for no less than 3 years and no more than 5 years. The person’s license will be suspended for 3 years.

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