Child endangerment by DUI is a serious offense in Oklahoma. Most DUI’s are misdemeanors. But child endangerment by DUI is a felony, punishable by up to four years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000. If you have been charged with this crime, it is important to contact a Tulsa DUI lawyer immediately to discuss your case.
To be convicted of child endangerment by DUI, the prosecution must prove that you:
- Were driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Were transporting a child under the age of 18 in your vehicle at the time
- Had control of the child
It does not matter whether you are the child’s parent, guardian, or legal custodian. If you had control of the child at the time you were driving under the influence, you can be charged with child endangerment by DUI.
The consequences of a conviction for child endangerment by DUI can be severe. In addition to the criminal penalties, you may also lose your driver’s license and face child welfare proceedings. The State of Oklahoma may try to remove your children from your home and place them in foster care.
If you have been charged with child endangerment by DUI, it is important to contact a Tulsa DUI lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced DUI lawyer can help you understand your rights and options. At the Cale Law Office, we develop a defense strategy that is tailored to your specific case.
Call a Tulsa DUI Lawyer Today
If you have been charged with child endangerment by DUI, do not hesitate to contact a Tulsa DUI lawyer today. The Cale Law Office has over two decades of experience defending clients charged with DUI and other criminal offenses. We understand the serious consequences of a conviction for child endangerment by DUI. And, we are committed to helping our clients achieve the best possible outcome in their cases.
Call us today at 918-277-4800 for a free consultation. Or, contact us through the web.