Atlanta, GA Defense Attorneys for DUI Endangering a Child Charges

A person who receives a charge of DUI while transporting a child under the age of 14 years is guilty of the separate offense of endangering a child by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The offense of endangering a child by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall not be merged with the offense of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs for the purposes of prosecution and sentencing. An offender who is convicted of a violation of endangering a child by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall be punished as follows:

(A) Upon conviction of the first or second offense, the defendant shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than $1,000.00 or shall be imprisoned for not more than 12 months, or both fined and imprisoned; and

(B) Upon the conviction of the third or subsequent offense, the defendant shall be guilty of a felony and shall be fined not less than $1,000.00 nor more than $5,000.00 or shall be imprisoned for not less than one year nor more than three years, or both fined and imprisoned.

If you would like to discuss your DUI arrest or administrative license suspension with one of our experienced criminal law attorneys please call our offices (404) 586-9848 (Atlanta) or (706) 216-7228 (Dawsonville).