Beverly Hills DUI Attorney

Arrested for Child Endangerment & DUI? Call Now!

You might already be aware of the consequences of getting arrested for DUI, but having a child in the vehicle at the same time might only amplify the situation. The penalties will increase if a minor is involved, rising far above the penalties of a typical DUI case involved.

If you have been accused of child endangerment, you will need aggressive and experienced legal representation to help you fight those charges. I, Attorney Jay Jaffe, possess over 40 years of experience. I know the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and am prepared to fight tirelessly to protect you!

What Is Child Endangerment?

Child endangerment is the crime of driving under the influence when a child 14 years old or under is in the vehicle. As an example, an officer pulls someone over for a traffic violation, and you have a child in the car. The officer sees open alcohol containers in the car and suspects that you have been driving under the influence. They may have cause to arrest you.

Child endangerment and DUI may lead to the following, depending on the circumstances:

  • Fines
  • Probation
  • Counseling
  • Parenting classes
  • Loss of child custody
  • Up to 1 year in jail or 6 years in prison
  • Loss of one’s driving privileges

When forming a defense for your case, it must be proven that the act was unintentional. It may have been necessary because the child was in harm’s way or placed in a dangerous situation. You, as the child’s caregiver, believed that you were making the right decision to protect the child. The defense raised will need to prove that the danger or attack was imminent. Another defense would be to show that you were attempting to transport the child to a safer area.

As a Beverly Hills DUI lawyer, I am committed to providing the most excellent legal representation that is aggressive and hard-hitting. You do not have to face the courtroom alone—I am here to defend you.

If you have been arrested for child endangerment, please contact me as soon as possible and request your free appointment.