DUI Child Endangerment in Georgia
Let a Cobb County DUI Lawyer Fight for You
If you have been arrested for a DUI while a child under the age of 14 was
in your car, you are subject to face the DUI child endangerment charge
along with a traditional
DUI charge. These charges can result in lengthy jail sentences, expensive fines,
and irreparable damage to your reputation. That’s why it’s
important to seek legal representation from an experienced and trustworthy
Cobb County DUI lawyer.
As my client, you can expect the following:
- Award-winning advocacy from a Top 100 Trial Lawyer
- Representation backed by thousands of successfully handled cases
- Free consultations
- Personalized attention and legal counsel
Throughout the duration of my legal career, I've represented more than
1,000 cases, 300 of which involved a trial. As a former prosecutor, I
know what it takes to win - I am familiar with common tactics used by
the other side of the courtroom. With this knowledge, I will work tirelessly
to build the best possible case on your behalf.
I'm ready to begin discussing your legal options. Call my firm today
at (888) 228-2775 to learn how I can help.
DUI Child Endangerment Penalties
If you are convicted of both a standard DUI and a DUI with child endangerment,
a court will sentence you for both DUIs combined. While each charge stems
from the same event, they will each be treated as separate crimes. In
addition to the DUI charge, if you are convicted of child endangerment,
you will face a jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $1,000.
A second offense will result in a one-year jail term and a fine between
$1,000 and $5,000. A third offense is considered a felony, which is punishable
by a five-year prison sentence and a minimum fine of $10,000.
The possibility of
multiple offenses deriving from one offense is what distinguishes DUI child endangerment
from other DUI-related charges. For example, if there was a vehicle containing
three children under the age of 14, this can result in a driver being
charged with four separate DUI offenses.
Protecting Your Rights and Future
At The Sylvan Firm, LLC, I have successfully handled thousands of cases
for my clients over the years. As a
former prosecutor, I possess the extensive knowledge of the state laws and processes from
both sides of the courtroom.
Contact my firm to schedule your complimentary consultation today.