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Hello, how are you today? I am sorry to hear about his situation. Can you elaborate on your question, what exactly do you mean what does he have to look forward to? Are you asking the potential criminal penalties for those charges, or maybe a likely outcome?
i likely outcome
jail time and fines
Ok Thanks for clarifying.
Give me a moment to research the max fines and jail time.
Most likely jail time will not be imposed. He can expect that the prosecutor will offer him a deal, including offering him to plead to one charge, and the other will be dropped. I am not familiar with the facts of the case other than what you have provided, but it is not likely jail time will be imposed.
ok so they will most likely drop the dui and charge him with felony child endangerment
Is this his first DUI?
That is an option, I do not know if it is the most likely, but it is definitely possible.
If it is his second dui offense, there is actually mandatory jail time, that jail time is 96 hours, which he would most likely be able to serve through a weekend.
3 to 5 years probation.
what about fines in a round about $ amount
Fine and fees from 1800 to 2800.
And a 2 year loss of drivers license.
That is the max if he is convicted on that charge.
For the felony child endangerment charge, which is known as a "wobbler" charge (meaning the prosecutor can seek the misdemeanor version of the charge, or the felony version of the charge depending on the circumstances, that may result in imprisonment in state prison for a term of two, four or six years
how long does cps stay involved
They will stay involved while the child is determined to be "dependent" upon their services. Meaning they will stay involved until the court is satisfied, that he is able to parent the child again.
In some cases, the court grants probation and requires the following elements (at a minimum):
thank you how do i cancel my free trial
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