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DUI and Child Endangerment in GA: 6 Child Endangerment Examples

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By: William C. Head, Criminal Defense Attorney Atlanta GA and ABA Board-Certified DUI Attorney

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The chart below gives any citizen facing DUI and child endangerment charges in Georgia a quick and shocking view of potential DUI penalties and loss of driver’s license punishment. The following grid explains how deep the chasm can be. THESE DUI punishments for endangerment are NOT when a vehicular homicide of a child under age 14 has occurred, or a serious injury by vehicle in GA has occurred. In those situations, these prison times would have to be expanded to more potential years in state prison.

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Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney: Illustrative Child Endangerment Examples

These examples of Georgia child endangerment scenarios will shock almost anyone. But, when it is YOU, or your spouse, or your accused child and the future of your grandchildren, these types of severe penalties create life-changing stakes that could not be higher. This is why seeking out and hiring the best DUI lawyer is critical.

When a plea bargain is not possible, your DUI attorney must go to trial, and this type of case is a full “10” on the difficulty scale, (with 10 being the most difficult) even for the best criminal defense lawyers in Georgia.

Potential Penalty Grid – Six Scenarios for Georgia Child Endangerment Charges

Number of Prior DUI Convictions of Driver within last 5 years Number of Occupants of Vehicle Who Are Children ≤ 14 Total Number of Possible DUIs Counted, if Convicted  DUI Penalties and   Possible   Consequences for the   Driver if Convicted of   ALL Counts of Child   Endangerment and All DUIs
 0 1 2 A – 120 Days

B – 18 months

C – Up to 24 months Jail

D – 2 Misdemeanors

E – No

 0 2 3 A – 5 years

B – 5 years, 4 months

C – Up to 8 years Prison

D – 3 Misdemeanors, 1 Felony


 1 2 4 A – 15 years

B – 16.5 years

C – 16 years in Prison

D – 1 Misdemeanor, 3 Felonies


 2 3 6 A – 10 years

B – 11.5 years

C – 11 years

D – 1 Misdemeanor, 2 Felonies


 3 1 5 A – 10 years

B – 11.5 years

C – 11 years

D – 1 Misdemeanor, 2 Felonies


 4 2 7 A – 15 years

B – 15 years

C – 15 years in Prison

D – 3 Felonies


Key to DUI Penalties, Child Endangerment Examples, Punishment, and Possible Consequences of a DUI With Child in Car in Georgia

       A – Minimum Total Loss of Right to Drive a Motor Vehicle

        B – Inability to Drive any Child for Any Purposes

        C – Maximum Possible Jail or Prison Time (Felony is State Prison Time)

        D – Number of DUI & Child Endangerment Felonies or Misdemeanors

        E – Will this Trigger Habitual Violator in Georgia?

FREE Lawyer Consultation With Three DUI Lawyer Partners in Atlanta

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Every lawyer at our Atlanta GA law office is skilled in handling child endangerment cases. Plus, our DUI attorneys have always been willing to describe (with some details left out to protect client anonymity) some of our actual successful case results achieved by the Partners at our DUI law firm. Our criminal lawyers are happy to give more details when a Partner meets with you, in person.

Ex-cop Cory Yager, Larry Kohn, and Georgia’s top-rated drunk driving lawyer, Bubba Head, who is a 41-year veteran criminal defense lawyer in Georgia, are fully knowledgeable about the GA DUI endangerment penalties and driver license consequences, for both felony and misdemeanor endangerment charges.

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During our lengthy, comprehensive interview, we cover how our criminal attorneys negotiate or take all timely steps to challenge these child endangerment cases. You must assist us by being willing to take extraordinary measures that facilitate our plans to explore (with the Prosecutor) a plea deal and setting up your DUI child endangerment case for trial if a plea deal cannot be reached.

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All are Super Lawyers in Georgia and are legal book authors in national publications. Our DUI law firm is rated, by US News and World Report, as being one of the Best Law Firms in America.

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What Kind of Attorney Do I Need? Searching for The Best DUI Lawyer

After being arrested for DUI in Georgia, the first thing to do it identify an expert on Georgia DUI law through top attorney ratings. Look at who is BEHIND the law firm, review each of the trial lawyers’ credentials, and check out the criminal defense attorney who leads the law office. Every experienced DUI lawyer in the law firm must have full command of DUI laws and possess training in all aspects of successfully challenging the driving under the influence criminal case.

This successful defense record must include suppressing breath alcohol tests, and knowing every prior appellate decision on the Georgia implied consent law. An increasing number of drugged driving cases require that our criminal defense lawyers know how to challenge a GBI blood alcohol or drugs test. Being an INSTRUCTOR in the three NHTSA standardized field sobriety tests (SFST) is also necessary.

The best DUI attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia will offer you a FREE consultation, explain how their criminal attorneys search for a successful defense in your case, and aggressively represent clients to the maximum extent the law allows. Limit your search to DUI lawyers who have legitimate lawyer ratings and a history of proven results on knowing how to beat a DUI. If we are the criminal defense attorneys for you, ask us about our attorney payment plans.

Call our DUI defense lawyers NOW, 24-7, for an initial case review and FREE legal advice: 404-567-5515, or email our criminal justice attorneys.

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