DUI Child Endangerment in Virginia
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DUI crimes are associated with strict penalties, such as jail time and fines. However, some offenses could result in enhanced penalties. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs with a minor in the vehicle in Virginia, you may be convicted of DUI Child Endangerment.
At George Holton Yates, Attorneys At Law, P.C., we are prepared to help you get your charges reduced or your case dismissed entirely. With more than 30 years of experience, our firm has helped our clients obtain favorable outcomes and we are confident we can do the same for you.
Virginia DUI Child Endangerment Penalties
A DUI Child Endangerment involves driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs with a juvenile passenger that is 17 years of age or younger. A conviction for this crime is punishable by a mandatory five-day jail sentence and fines between $500 and $1,000.
A second offense results in increased jail time, fines, and 80 hours of community service. However, there are other factors that may lead to enhanced penalties, such as having prior DUI convictions or having a blood alcohol (BAC) of .15% or greater.
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In addition to these severe penalties, your conviction can result in a permanent mark on your criminal record, which can have negative repercussions on your reputation. As former prosecutors, we fully understand how the prosecution will approach your case. We can conduct an extensive investigation into your arrest, determine if law enforcement performed the proper protocols, and gather evidence necessary to build a relentless and strong defense strategy for you. Let us fight for you immediately.
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