Georgia DUI Child Endangerment

Georgia DUI Child Endangerment:

DUI cases, even first time DUI offense cases, are treated seriously in Georgia; they are exacerbated when there are children involved. In these cases a DUI prosecutor and judge looks strictly upon DUI accused drivers. The general public does not look favorably on DUI and DUI Child Endangerment, especially so when young children are passengers, which may lead to aggravated penalties.

You need immediate legal attention to limit the consequences of DUI Child Endangerment in Georgia. Georgia DUI Lawyer Richard Lawson is a Former DUI Prosecutor that has handled DUI Child Endangerment charges for more than 25 years throughout Georgia, Atlanta, Metro Atlanta, and North Georgia. Our office is the most reviewed DUI defense firm in Georgia.  Read our reviews on AVVO.

Child Endangerment is a sensitive subject.  The name of the offense describes the sensitive nature of the charge.  You need thoughtful, skilled, and careful attention to DUI Child Endangerment in Georgia. There are defenses and alternative sentences. The key is a basic understanding of what sets DUI Child Endangerment apart from any other criminal charge in Georgia.

Georgia law indicates that for any child in a vehicle when you are charged with DUI, an additional DUI charge is placed against you. Even if you have a spotless record, you may face multiple DUI charges at the same time, for the one DUI offense.

For example, if there was a minivan with 3 children under the age of 14 in the vehicle, under Georgia law, this will lead to the driver being charged with what would equal four separate DUI offenses. In Georgia, a fourth DUI offense will automatically elevate the case to a felony. Aside from the unpleasant risk of being listed as a convicted felon indefinitely, the driver will face multiple years of driver's license suspension and potentially lengthy prison time.

The possibility of multiple offenses coming out of one offense is what sets apart DUI Child Endangerment.  That does not mean there are no defenses.  There are defenses because no one in Georgia is automatically guilty.  For example, the State must find you guilty of the underlying DUI charge before you could have potentially endangered a child.  There are many Georgia DUI Defenses.

Courts throughout the state of Georgia take alcohol and drug related offenses with children in the vehicle seriously, and treat offenders severely. Further, if you find yourself dealing with any type of civil domestic situation (divorce or child custody), a DUI charge with added child endangerment can be a factor that negatively affects your side of the case. It is vital that you get solid legal representation quickly if you are facing these charges.

There is hope if you are charged with DUI and Child Endangerment in Georgia

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Our lawyers will work hard to get you the results you need, and Mr. Lawson has been very successful in his representation of drivers in many situations involving minor passengers.  Contact our office 24 hours a day.  We are here 365 days a year.  We don't take time off because your problems do not happen Monday through Friday.

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    Our teenager went off to College (August 2012) with a "You don't have to worry about me, I will not get into trouble, I know what I'm doing" attitude. Two MIP's within the first three months and a citation four months later, proved that attitude wrong. After we had a "come to Jesus" discussion wi... Read On

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  • This case was in Helen Municipal Court.  The client was charged with a DUI and four counts of DUI Child Endangerment.  In Georgia, for every child under the age of 14 in a vehicle it is considered a separate DUI offense.  The client would have been declared an habitual violator from one arrest an... Read On

  • Client was charged with a suspended license because he did not reinstate his privilege to drive after the expiration of his restricted license.  Per my advice, the client properly reinstated his license the day after he was charged.  Case Dismissed in Cobb County State Court.  Read On

  • Client was a resident of New York who was arrested while he was visiting Georgia for pleasure. He was charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, and Speeding 37 MPH over the speed limit. We were able to get the client an unbelievable outcome in Hampton, Georgia. His DUI dismissed, his speeding ticket wa... Read On



Choosing the Best DUI Lawyer


When you are arrested for DUI in Georgia, finding the right Lawyer is Job #1. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson we will investigate your case and find the best possible legal defense to your DUI in Georgia. You are in good hands with Richard Lawson and his associates. We will work tirelessly to help you while compassionately holding your hand throughout the entire DUI Defense Process.

Georgia DUI Defense Attorneys

At the Law Office of Richard S. Lawson, we have offices conveniently located throughout metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia. If we do not have a convenient office, we will come to you. We practice throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. If your case is in an area we do not serve, we will find you an attorney in your area free of charge. Our office is part of a State-wide network of Georgia DUI Lawyers. Contact us 24/7 for immediate legal help. Our attorneys are standing by. Your DUI Case will not defend itself. Your Best Georgia DUI Defense Begins Here!