Child endangerment is a serious charge and is considered separate by the state of Georgia in addition to a DUI charge. If you have a child under the age of 14 as a passenger in the vehicle, you may face serious consequences. You may even lose custody of your child in some cases. You need to act quickly in order to decrease the potential consequences of the charges at hand. Many attorneys are not aware that each child in the car under 14 during you arrest counts as a separate DUI offense. This means that you can become a repeat offender with one arrest thus increasing your punishment dramatically.
DUI Attorney Defending Child Endangerment Accusations
If you are convicted of the DUI charge, you may face jail time as a part of your penalty. A child endangerment charge can add a year on to your jail sentence as well as a huge fine. This is a serious matter and requires the assistance of an experienced DeKalb County DUI attorney that will defend you aggressively. The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson will work hard to defend you. We have an extensive DUI defense background and we will use all of the resources available to us to resolve you case in a fast and effective manner.
If you've recently been charged with a crime of this nature, you simply cannot afford to be flippant with your future. You need to be proactive and aggressive as you fight to defend your rights. At our firm, we understand the need for fast and effective legal assistance and will therefore do everything possible to protect your rights. You can be confident knowing that if you work with our legal team that you will have a heavyweight looking out for your best interests in every way possible.
Contact a DeKalb County child endangerment attorney from our firm at once so that we can discuss your case and the best strategy towards protecting your rights.