Oklahoma DUI with Child Endangerment
Penalties of Child Endangerment
The legal system has many laws in place to protect children, who are less able to protect themselves. If a person is arrested for a DUI with a child in the vehicle, they face penalties that are more severe than those applied to a typical DUI and can include:
- An additional charge of felony child endangerment
- Up to four years in prison
- A fine of up to $5,000
- Loss of custody if the endangerment is deemed severe enough
Parents who allow their children to ride with intoxicated drivers will also face legal penalties, and could be charged with child endangerment.
Defense When You Need It Most
If you or someone you know has been charged with child endangerment in connection to a DUI, it is imperative to seek professional legal counsel immediately.
At Edge Law Firm, we have extensive experience in successfully handling DUI cases on behalf of our clients and we are ready to get to work for you.