If you were stopped by law enforcement with children under the age of 14 in your car and your blood alcohol concentration was .08% or more, not only will you be charged with DUI, but you will also be charged separately for child endangerment. This is a very serious charge that must be defended separately from DUI. An immediate call to a defense attorney at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson is critical. An attorney at the firm will assure your charges are addressed promptly and the appropriate course of action is taken in building and preparing a strong defense. The firm has many years of experience defending various types of DUI cases in Georgia, including those involving child endangerment charges.
In the event you are found driving drunk with a child in the vehicle, not only will you face DUI and child endangerment charges, but the penalties for each offense will likely be enhanced. If there was more than one child in the car at the time of your arrest, you will be charged as if you were a habitual offender, which naturally carries more serious penalties than a simple DUI. In addition to criminal penalties, child endangerment charges can also result in the loss of child custody.
The important fact is that DUI with child endangerment is a potentially devastating charge and you must be prepared to take immediate action to secure your defense. Any flaws with how evidence was collected or how the police conducted their arrest and investigation can be exploited in your defense. A quick call the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson will ensure a compelling defense case is prepared as quickly as possible.