DUI and Child Endangerment charge.
I was contacted by a potential client who was charged with a DUI. She was also charged with child endangerment and failure to maintain lane. This person who had been drinking was stopped for a lane violation.
The officer administered a roadside sobriety test and placed her under arrest for DUI.
Unfortunately she had her 12-year-old daughter with her at the time. The driver was also charged with endangerment of a minor and lastly failure to maintain lane.
This complex case covers three areas of the law.
The first and most serious is DUI Child endangerment. The lesser charge is failure to maintain lane.
The courts in Georgia consider alcohol and drug related DUI with young children in the vehicle, a very serious offense.
Instead of facing one DUI charge an additional charge for for DUI is made against the driver because there is a young child in the vehicle.
If you are facing a DUI child endangerment charge, you should have an expert DUI defense attorney defend you in court.
When faced with a DUI charge, you may call the Alpharetta, Georgia DUI defense attorney Scott Miller for a free consultation.
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