Drunk Driving With Children inside the VehicleBy The Zendeh Del Law Firm
Mar. 28, 2011 9:32a
It’s a known fact that drunk driving is against the law, unfortunately the problem is more widespread than statistics show, especially since many people guilty of drunk driving never get caught. People from all walks of life drink and drive, whether it’s a construction worker drinking after work, a stressed out police officer having a few in order to escape the everyday stresses of his job, or an overworked stay at home mom enjoying a glass of wine after a long day with the kids, many of us enjoy the relaxing effects of alcohol on occasion.
The problem with alcohol, his how too much can affect our cognitive ability and our logical decision making process. Drinking and driving with a blood alcohol concentration above 0.08 percent or greater is against the law, and if you are caught, you face criminal consequences. Drinking and driving with a minor under the age of 15 as a passenger in your vehicle, brings about penalties so severe, that even if this is your first DWI offense, you will be criminally prosecuted with the same penalties as a person guilty of their third DWI offense. If you have been arrested for DWI, contact a Texas
DWI attorney immediately.
Under Texas Penal Code 49 – Intoxication and Alcoholic Beverage Offenses, driving while intoxicated with a child passenger is a state jail felony, which is punishable by a minimum of 6 months to 2 years in a state penitentiary, and/or a $10,000 fine, or up to 5 years probation, and a mandatory driver’s license suspension.
If you are a parent and you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, you need to take the charges very seriously. A conviction will mean a felony on your record, and you may be facing jail time, which will remove you from having custody of your child or children. You will be forced to pay fines and contend with the negative effects of having a criminal record for years to come.
Plano Driving While Intoxicated With Child Passenger Attorney
If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated with child passenger, it is vital that you speak with a Plano driving while intoxicated with child passenger lawyer from the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC right away. Your future, and that of your family is gravely at stake, you owe it to yourself to speak with an attorney from our firm today for assistance with your DWI case.
Contact a Plano driving while intoxicated with child passenger lawyer from our firm today for a free consultation.
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