DUI with Child Endangerment
Understanding the Charges
A DUI charge is a serious enough crime on its own. However, there are many circumstances that can result in enhanced DUI charges that can lead to even stricter
DUI penalties and
DUI sentencing. For example, a DUI with an accident will have a much more severe consequence than a
first time DUI offense with no accident. Another serious enhancement that can cause a DUI to be punished much more severely is a DUI with child endangerment.
Under California's Misdemeanor and Felony Child Endangerment Laws, it is illegal to put children in a situation that can cause them physical or mental harm. Driving with a BAC over the legal limit of .08 can be considered child endangerment, and if it is
felony child endangerment, can cost you up to 6 years in state prison. If you are facing DUI with child endangerment charges, contact a San Diego DUI lawyer today.
In both felony and misdemeanor cases, if the court decides that you have put your own child in danger, you can be facing all the usual DUI punishments-probation, community service, mandatory rehab, vehicle impoundment, driver's license suspension, monetary fines, and jail time, along with the real risk of losing custody of your children. In these cases, it is essential that you hire an experienced DUI defense attorney to help you fight for your parental rights, and retain custody of your beloved children.
DUI Lawyer Handling Child Endangerment Cases in San Diego
If you are facing a DUI charge in association with either felony or misdemeanor child endangerment, you need to contact Attorney Mark R. De Yoe as soon as possible to get started on your defense. Mr. De Yoe has over 28 years of experience handling DUI cases in San Diego and has helped many families who have found themselves in this situation.
With the aggressive legal defense capabilities you are looking for, he can fight for your innocence in courtroom litigation and help you and your family return to your normal live after such a traumatic event. Contact a San Diego DUI attorney from the firm today if you have been arrested for DUI with child endangerment. Fighting your charges may be the best way to protect your family.