Child endangerment is a separate charge that is often linked with DUI. You can receive a child endangerment charge if you are arrested for DUI with a child in your vehicle under the age of 14. This is a very serious charge that could result in you losing custody of your child or children. It is very important that you contact a Roswell attorney as quickly as possible to attend to this serious legal matter. For each child under 14, the state will add an additional DUI offense. This can result in multiple DUI convictions from one arrest.
Defending Against Criminal Charges of Child Endangerment
When you are convicted of a DUI charge, it is likely that you will also be convicted of child endangerment if a child under the age of 14 was in the car with at the time of your arrest. This will dramatically increase the severity of your punishment. The child endangerment charge can add a year to your jail sentence and carries with it a large fine. This legal matter requires the assistance of a highly skilled and experienced DUI defense attorney. Many attorneys are not aware that an individual can be come a habitual violator from a single arrest because each child counts as separate offense.
The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson has over 20 years of expertise defending DUI charges of all types. Our legal team addresses each case with the full use of the necessary expert witnesses and scientific evidence. It is therefore extremely important that you do not hesitate to contact the firm at once if you have been arrested for DUI with a child under 14 in your car. We can offer fast and effective action - your best defense begins here.
Contact a Roswell Child Endangerment Attorney from the firm as soon as you can if you have recently been charged with child endangerment in the Fulton County area.