Newton Co. DUI with kids in the car

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you are facing a Newton County DUI, you should contact a DUI lawyer as soon as possible following your arrest in order to achieve the best possible outcome for your case and to preserve evidence. 

Typically, a first DUI charge, while carrying serious consequences and the threat of jail time, is a misdemeanor.  For each subsequent DUI, the penalties get tougher.  One thing to realize however, is that if there were minor children with you in the car, it can count in terms of punishment as more than your first DUI. 

You will be charged with a DUI for driving under the influence.  You will also be charged with DUI child endangerment for each child under 14 that is in your vehicle.  So if you had 2 children in the car, you will be charged with 3 DUI offense and, if convicted, you will be sentenced as if it was your third DUI. 

This can lead to felony DUI treatment and extended jail time.  If you are facing DUI child endangerment charges, call Newton County DUI lawyer Richard Lawson today to discuss your charges.  These cases can be fought and won. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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