DUI Child Endangerment Charges

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

In Atlanta, thousands of people are charged each year with DUI. A first DUI can be a problem, but each subsequent DUI has increasingly severe penalties including probation, jail time, fines, community service, DUI school, drug and alcohol risk assessments and possible counseling, and license suspension issues. Not to mention the stigma a DUI has on work and school issues.

If you had kids in the car when pulled over and charged with DUI, you face the additional DUI charge of child endangerment. The DUI and the child endangerment charges do not merge together and count as two separate DUIs for conviction and sentencing purposes. Each additional child in the car counts as an additional charge, so three kids in the car, means four total DUI charges. This can lead to felony and habitual offender treatment of your case. The jail time and felony status make these cases quite serious.

When facing such severe penalties, it is more important than usual to contact an experienced and skilled DUI attorney. Richard Lawson has a lot of experience with Atlanta child endangerment DUI cases. He has successfully represented dozens of clients in such matters. Call Mr. Lawson today for a free consultation.

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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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