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Drunk Driving and the California Child Endangerment Law

California Penal Code § 270-273.75 describes California's child endangerment laws. If law enforcement believes that you drove under the influence of alcohol with a child in the car, prosecution can elect to charge you with DUI enhanced penalties, child endangerment, or both offenses. Child endangerment can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony offense, depending on the circumstances surrounding your case. Misdemeanor child endangerment is punishable by one year in jail, while a felony conviction may result in six years of incarceration.

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