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DUI & Child Endangerment in Virginia

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In Virginia, being charged with a DUI results in extensive jail sentences and expensive fines. However, those penalties can become enhanced if an individual is found driving while under influence with a child passenger in the vehicle upon arrest.

If you were arrested for DUI with a child in the vehicle, our lawyer is prepared to help you obtain the outcome you desire. With more than 20 years of experience, we have a comprehensive understanding of state laws and court processes to help you get your charges reduced or your case entirely dismissed.

DUI Child Endangerment Penalties

According to Virginia law, a conviction of DUI child endangerment in the state involves driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs with a juvenile passenger (anyone age 17 or younger). This offense is punishable by a mandatory minimum jail sentence of five days in jail and a fine between $500 and $1,000 enhancement, in addition to penalties of a regular DUI. For a repeat offense of DUI child endangerment, it is punishable by an additional 80 hours of community service on top of the other penalties.

Let Us Start Your Legal Defense Immediately

At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, our legal team understands how damaging a conviction like this can negatively impact your reputation. Our attorney can thoroughly investigate your arrest and collect critical evidence necessary to formulate a strong and relentless defense strategy for you. Do not hesitate to seek legal assistance from an experienced and skilled DUI law firm today.

Contact us online or call our office at (757) 517-2942 to schedule a consultation with our attorneys.

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Case Results

A Track Record of Success
  • Driving Under the Influence 4th Offense– Bond Hearing DUI

    Our client was charged with fourth offense driving under the influence. Based upon his age and pre-existing health conditions, we were able to show that jail was an unsafe place. Our client was released on house arrest conditioned upon his wearing SCRAM bracelet which tracks his location and ensures that he does not consume alcohol.

  • Driving Under the Influence DUI

    Our client was charged with driving under the influence after officers answered a call for service in a church parking lot. Eyewitnesses were able to testify as to the time of operation and identify the driver. Officers testified that they smelled alcohol coming from our client, that he was unsteady on his feet, and that he had not done well on his field sobriety tests. Video evidence secured from the church and bodycam footage did not support the testimony. The DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving.

  • Driving Under the Influence DUI

    Our client was charged with driving under the influence after a concerned citizen called the police to report unusual driving behaviors. Even though the behavior was odd, it did not amount to criminal activity. The charge was dismissed on a motion to strike.

  • Driving Under the Influence 3rd Offense DUI

    Our client plead not guilty to a felony count of driving under the influence third offense. Based upon a totality of the circumstances, the failure to prove circumstantially that our client was impaired by the use of alcohol as alleged the charge was reduced to reckless driving with a $250 fine.

  • ASAP Violation DUI

    Our client was charged with violating the terms of ASAP by failing to complete all the required classes. Our client had moved out of state and had completed some classes but not at the direction of her ASAP advisor. The court found that based upon evidence provided and argument presented that our client had substantially complied and the charge was dismissed.

  • No Time Served Suspended License

    Our client driving on a suspended license, this was his 5th offense.

  • All Charges Dismissed Suspended License

    Our client was charged with driving on a suspended license.

  • Reduced to Standard DUI Offense Driving Under the Influence

    Our client was charged with driving under the influence 2nd offense with a blood alcohol content of .23 which carried a mandatory minimum amount of thirty days in jail and an assault and battery of a law enforcement officer which carries a mandatory minimum of 6 months in jail.

  • Case Dismissed Driving Under the Influence

    Our client was charged with driving under the influence second offense - accident with a blood alcohol content of .18.

  • Case Dismissed Boating Under the Influence

    Our client was charged with boating under the influence when his Jet Ski was apprehended based upon beach life guard's phone call.

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