Contra Costa County DUI Attorney for Child Endangerment Charges
Providing Informative Counsel for Serious Offenses
Across the state of California, it is illegal to drive a vehicle while under the influence. Some prosecutors will be especially harsh on you if your charges include child endangerment. Child endangerment DUIs involve individuals who have operated a vehicle while a child under the age of 14 was inside the car.
Ask our Contra Costa County DUI attorney Anthony Blalock to explain your charges by calling The Blalock Law Firm, PC at (925) 259-3270.
Afraid You'll Lose Your Child Because of DUI?
It's possible you could have your child taken from you after a child endangerment DUI. The court system sometimes charges this type of DUI as two separate offenses: The DUI and the child endangerment. Child endangerment charges can also be felonies, leading to the maximum sentencing of four years in prison.
For these reasons, DUI child endangerment charges are not to be taken lightly. Facing these charges can be intimidating in the least and frightening to most. You want to keep your family together. We want to help.
Proactive Attorney with Your Family's Interests at Heart
At The Blalock Law Firm, PC, we move quickly to investigate the specifics regarding your initial arrest, aiming to protect your family to the full extent of the law.
In order to convict you of child endangerment as it relates to your DUI:
- The prosecution must prove you were intoxicated beyond the legal limit
- The prosecution may demonstrate that your driving patterns were both erratic and dangerous to the child occupant
- The prosecution may need to prove that you intended to injure the child
- The prosecution has to address whether a child was actually in the car
Most importantly, the court will review your level of intoxication and the presence of a child in the car. To find out your options for defense regarding your child endangerment DUI, ask our Contra Costa County DUI attorney Anthony Blalock for an honest case review.
We provide a free one-hour consultation for all first-time clients. Schedule yours at (925) 259-3270.