At Chieppor & Egner LLC, we can help with DUI cases of all types, including those involving child endangerment. Our experienced attorneys, Jonathan Chieppor and Alex Egner, bring unique insights from their years serving as prosecutors in Lancaster County. This experience is valuable in building a solid defense strategy for your case.
According to Pennsylvania’s DUI statutes, particularly Section 3803(b) of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, a DUI charge becomes a more serious misdemeanor of the first degree if a minor under the age of 18 is a passenger in the vehicle. Under normal circumstances, a DUI is a misdemeanor of the second degree. The elevated charge can result in increased fines, longer terms of imprisonment, and additional requirements for drug and alcohol treatment programs.
If you’re facing a DUI -Child Endangerment charge, the penalties are far more stringent. You could be looking at:
Being charged with a DUI while a child is in the vehicle does not automatically prove child endangerment. For the latter charge to stick, the prosecution must demonstrate that you knowingly and recklessly put the child’s well-being at risk.
At Chieppor & Egner LLC, we leverage our prosecutorial experience to predict the strategies the prosecution may use. This comprehensive, multi-angle approach is designed to disassemble the prosecution’s case and defend your rights.
Being convicted of a DUI -Child Endangerment charge can have repercussions that go far beyond the immediate penalties of fines, imprisonment, or treatment programs. The societal, emotional, and professional toll it takes can be even more devastating in the long run. At Chieppor & Egner LLC, we understand that the stakes are high, and we strive to prevent these long-term consequences from affecting your life.
The societal implications of a DUI -Child Endangerment conviction can be harsh. The perception that you not only drove under the influence but also put a child’s life at risk can lead to lasting damage to your reputation. This could result in the loss of friendships and strained family relationships. It could even affect your standing in your community.
Perhaps one of the most heartbreaking consequences of a DUI -Child Endangerment conviction is the potential impact on child custody arrangements. Courts may consider the conviction as evidence that you’re an unfit parent, which could lead to loss of custody or changes in visitation rights. This could have long-term psychological and emotional effects on both you and your children.
Your auto insurance premiums are likely to soar following a DUI -Child Endangerment conviction. In some instances, insurance companies may deem you too high a risk and terminate your policy altogether.
If you’re facing a DUI -Child Endangerment charge, time is not on your side. You need to consult with experienced legal professionals as soon as possible to begin the process of crafting a strong defense. At Chieppor & Egner LLC, we understand the urgency and complexity of such cases. We aim to provide immediate assistance to help you with DUI -Child Endangerment charges.
Being charged with DUI -Child Endangerment is a serious matter with potentially devastating consequences. Entrust your case to the attorneys at Chieppor & Egner LLC, who can provide an aggressive, informed defense designed to challenge the evidence and protect your rights at every turn.