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Does child endangerment complicate DUI charges?

Drinking before getting behind the wheel is always a very risky choice, even if you believe that you are below the legal limit of alcohol in your bloodstream. However, in some cases, you may face even more serious charges than a simple DUI after drinking and driving if you get pulled over with a minor in the vehicle with you.

DUI charges may increase to child endangerment, which can mean serious jail time in a conviction scenario. If you already have a criminal record, the terms of the charges may actually involve years behind bars on top of significant fines. Should the child receive an injury or die in an accident after you drink and drive, this may mean felony charges. A felony conviction in this instance may mean up to 30 years in jail.

You may have more grounds to fight the charges than you realize, so do not wait to reach out to an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the many moving parts of the defending DUI charges in Tennessee. In some cases, for instance, a court may consider dismissing the charges or lessening punishment if you suggest a compelling reason why you chose to drive after drinking, such as fleeing an unsafe circumstance where safer options were not available.

Whatever your DUI concern, a professional defense is a wise place to start. An experienced DUI defense attorney can help you evaluate the strengths of the charges against you and craft a defense that uses the law to protect your rights and freedoms from unfair charges.

Source: Goble & Yow PLLC, "Drunk Driving," accessed Oct. 27, 2017

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