Did You Get A DUI With A Child In The Car In Tempe? We Can Help

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In Arizona, DUI penalties alone are already some of the strictest in the nation. However, if you were charged DUI with the presence of a child who is 15 years old or under, the misdemeanor can easily be upgraded to a felony on the basis of child endangerment. You could also be up against possible child abuse or endangerment charges.

At Rosenstein Law Group, we know how much stress a "run-of-the-mill" DUI charge can have on you. Arizona's DUI laws are designed to be some of the most stringent in the country, and aid the prosecution in it's ruthless crusade against you. For these reasons, you need a knowledgeable and seasoned lawyer to defend you and help you receive favorable outcome for your case.

Harsh Penalties for DUI with Child Endangerment

The penalties for DUI are harsh, and even worse if you face child endangerment charges, which could have longstanding effects on both your freedoms and your reputation. It is considered "vehicular child abuse" if you receive a DUI with a passenger aged 15 or younger in the vehicle.

Child endangerment is the difference between a misdemeanor and a Class 6 Felony in the state of Arizona. That's just if your BAC was between .08 and .15; it only gets worse if the BAC is higher.

Possible penalties for DUI and child endangerment include:

  • Up to a year or more behind bars
  • At least one year of license suspension
  • Minimum fine of $4,600
  • Mandatory installation of an IID for at least two years
  • Probation lasting years
  • Alcohol abuse program enrollment
  • Community service

The penalties are "proportional" to your BAC. Because of this, strong and aggressive DUI defense is crucial, and it's in your best interests to act as quickly as possible. Our Tempe DUI lawyers can begin to evaluate your case and prepare to defend you in court to reduce or even dismiss your case when you call on us.

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Our highly experienced DUI attorneys are trained specifically under Arizona DUI laws and have the knowledge and aggression to fight for your particular case. Call today or fill out a free case evaluation to get started working with our seasoned team!