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2nd Offender or Greater: Penalties For Transporting Child Under The Age Of 16

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If one or more children under the age of 16 were present in the vehicle, then you are subject to an additional mandatory minimum fine of $2500 and 25 days of community service in a program benefiting children. This type of traffic offense may be charged as either a Class A misdemeanor or a Class 2 felony.

Cases such as these: 1) sometimes are charged by the police as a misdemeanor, 2) sometimes charged by the police as a felony after receiving approval from the prosecutor’s office, or 3) sometimes charged by the police as a misdemeanor, but later upgraded to a felony charge by the prosecutor’s office once the case arrives at court.

A Class A misdemeanor is an offense that is punishable by up to $2500 in court fines and up to 1 year in jail. Sentences may include supervision, probation or conditional discharge.

A Class 2 felony is an offense that is punishable by 3 to 7 years in the penitentiary but may be probationable. A sentence of supervision is not available on felony cases.

If you are sentenced on a DUI as a felony and receive either probation or conditional discharge, in addition to any other penalties that may be imposed by the court, you are subject to a mandatory minimum term of either 480 hours of community service or 10 days of imprisonment as a condition of that probation or conditional discharge.

These penalties are in addition to any other penalties that may be imposed by the court or administrative sanctions of the Secretary of State. Please make your next selection above to determine what other penalties may apply to your DUI case.

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