Child Endangerment Due to DUI in Michigan
If you are a parent or guardian, it is against the law to engage in behavior that may endanger your child in any way. If you are found guilty of purposefully putting your child in a situation that could be potentially harmful, you could face large fines and prison time, in addition to having your parental rights revoked. It’s important to take all criminal charges involving an individual under the age of 18 very seriously. The sooner you start fighting back, the better your chances are of proving your innocence and protecting your family. If you have been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs with a child in the car, contact Grabel & Associates. Our team has ample experience battling both DUI charges and child endangerment charges, and they are ready to put their knowledge to work in your case. Call us right now to receive a free initial case consultation and to learn more about the defense process.
DUI Charges Involving Minors
While every state has different laws surrounding child endangerment, most outline that it is an act, whether active or passive, that results in a child’s health, safety, or wellbeing being compromised. If you are a parent or legal guardian and you expose your child to conduct that could potentially result in danger of death, injury, or physical or mental impairment, you could face felony charges. It does not matter whether your child was actually harmed or not. Simply exposing your child to the danger is enough to warrant charges, and sometimes a misunderstanding is enough for an investigation to begin.
If you want to battle back, hire a CPS attorney and review every detail of your case with him or her. Your lawyer will help you demonstrate that you are a caring parent and that your child was not in any danger. If your child was in danger, we will work to show that it was completely unintentional and that you would never knowingly expose your child to anything that may harm him or her.
Felony Criminal Charges During DUI with Under 16
If you are found guilty of drunk driving with a child under the age of 16 in the car, the punishments may dramatically increase. Instead of facing misdemeanor charges, you could be up against felony criminal charges that could lead to increased fines and a longer jail sentence. Your criminal record will reflect the severity of the crime, potentially making it difficult to move on with your life after your case has been wrapped up as well. If you have been accused of driving drunk with your child present, you need to contact an attorney now. He or she will work to repair your reputation with the judge, jury, and prosecutor, bettering your chances at receiving a favorable outcome in your case.
The team at Grabel & Associates understands that mistakes can happen. The state’s drunk driving laws leave little room for error, especially for parents under the age of 21. If you are 20 years old and you have a child, you could potentially be thrown in jail for having a sip of wine at dinner. Zero tolerance laws have harsh consequences and charges should not be ignored, no matter how ridiculous they may seem. Reach out to a lawyer as soon as you are made aware of the charges your facing if you want a chance to receive a just outcome in your DUI case.
Child Endangerment Representation During DUI Cases
The Grabel & Associates team has been working in criminal defense for over 15 years. We have handled a lot of child endangerment cases and have successfully proven that many fit guardians have been wrongfully charged with child endangerment. We understand how important the future of your family is to you and we are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure you maintain custody of your children and stay out of jail. We will review every detail of your case and explore the legal options available to ensure you are on track to earning the best possible results. If you want to learn more about our approach to criminal defense, pick up the phone and give us a call today. A member of our team would be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you have about fighting against wrongful child endangerment or DUI charges.
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