If you are arrested for DUI Child Endangerment, it is very important that you get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible. The state of Georgia takes all DUI cases very seriously, but child endangerment cases are treated with even more scrutiny, especially when the children are very young.
If you receive a DUI conviction and a conviction for DUI Child Endangerment, the penalties will be extremely severe. Without an experienced attorney, you could be facing very large fines, multiple years of driver’s license suspension, and significant jail time. DUI Child Endangerment cases are very sensitive, and it’s important you find a lawyer who has the experience necessary to effectively fight those charges. At Thomas, Wells, and Willis, we have over 100 years of experience in DUI litigation, and we can give you the best defense possible against a DUI and DUI Child Endangerment.
According to Georgia law, if you are charged with a DUI, you will receive an additional DUI charge for every child that is in the car with you. If you have one child in the car, that means you will receive two DUI charges total for your one offense. If you have three children in the car, you will receive four DUI charges total.
All of these charges are connected, so if you are found guilty of driving under the influence, you will be convicted on every DUI charge. Like other states, Georgia has escalating punishments for DUI charges. The more times you have been convicted of DUI, the more severe the penalties and punishments will be. In a child endangerment case, you can instantly go from having no DUI convictions to having several. The state of Georgia elevates a person’s fourth DUI charge to a felony, so if you have three children in your car, you can be charged with a felony even if you had a spotless driving record.
The risks of being convicted of DUI Child Endangerment are incredibly large. Having a felony conviction for drunk driving on your record can make it very difficult for you to get a job or to get your driving privileges back. There is a good chance you will also have to spend time in jail and pay extremely large fines. In order to avoid this type of scenario, you need an attorney who can help you fight these charges.
DUI Child Endangerment is an incredibly serious charge, but that does not mean that it cannot be defended against successfully. Like any other DUI case, the state’s case will depend on whether they can prove that you were actually driving under the influence.
Our attorneys at Thomas, Wells, and Willis have litigated hundreds of DUI cases and have experience preparing the most effective types of legal defenses. There are many ways to defend a DUI case, and we know how to prepare each one. The arresting officer must have had a valid reason to stop you. In addition, officers must follow all of the procedures regarding traffic stops, road blocks, field sobriety tests, and breathalyzer tests. If the officer did not follow the correct procedures, it is possible that you can fight the charges on those grounds.
DUI convictions, especially DUI Child Endangerment convictions can completely change your life, taking away your ability to drive, find a job, and support yourself. It is very important that you hire a competent lawyer who has been there before and helped others like you defend yourself. With Thomas, Webb, and Willis, LLC you will have an extremely effective legal team that will give you the best chance to fight your DUI charge. Call 404-250-1113 today for a free case evaluation.