DUI Child Endangerment Laws

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What Are DUI Child Endangerment Laws?

Most states today have some form of child endangerment statute. About half of the states also have DUI Child Endangerment laws to punish drunk driving DUI / DWI offenders who transport a minor at the time of the offense. These laws either enhance the existing DUI / DWI penalties or make it a separate offense to transport a minor while driving under the influence.

What Is the Penalty for Drunk Driving with a Minor as Passenger?

The penalties imposed on a DUI offender who is transporting a minor at the time of the offense varies from state to state:

These penalties apply to non-injury DUI offenses only.

What Can You Do if You are Arrested for Drunk Driving DUI/DWI?

If you are arrested for Drunk Driving DUI /DWI, you should speak to a lawyer immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses and the complicated legal system. There are very narrow deadlines for contesting the suspension of your license.

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Last Modified: 09-23-2010 03:05 PM PDT

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