DUI and Child Endangerment
Every year, hundreds of suspected drunk drivers are pulled over on Oklahoma roads with children in tow. Driving while intoxicated or impaired with a child in the car will not only result in a DUI charge, but could also lead to the elevated charge of child endangerment as well.
In an effort to legally stand up for those who are not yet able to stand up for themselves, the state made the act of driving while under the influence with a child in the car a felony in 2009. Those convicted could face up to four years in prison, and could also anticipate paying about $5,000 in fines. This punishment, however, is not limited to those behind the wheel. Parents who knowingly let their child ride with an intoxicated driver can also expect to feel these major legal repercussions.
Charged With DUI with Child Endangerment?
If you are charged with a DUI and child endangerment, it is in your best interest to immediately seek knowledgeable, seasoned DUI attorney. There are defenses available and working with an experienced attorney can help ensure the best possible outcome in your case.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a DUI, contact Tulsa’s most trusted DUI attorneys at The Edge Firm today.