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CHILD ENDANGERMENT

charges, convictions & defenses

The state of Tennessee does not tolerate child endangerment in any setting, especially when a person is driving while impaired with a child in the vehicle. If a child’s life is proven to be in danger, prosecutors aggressively pursue the maximum punishments.

DUI and Child Endangerment convictions have severe punishments and life-altering consequences. They are not expungeable – meaning it will remain with you for a lifetime. Thus, it is paramount to hire the right attorney to defend these charges, keep the punishments to a minimum and prevent these convictions from being on your record.

Collins Legal’s DUI defense team is well-versed in this field. We help our clients be part of the statistic that learns from their mistake and never reoffends. A better tomorrow is a safer tomorrow.

DUI Information Portal

child endangerment

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW

→   Minimum jail time: 30 days

*   This is in addition to the jail time to be served for the DUI conviction itself.

→   Minimum fine: $1,000.00

*   This is in addition to the fines to be paid for the DUI conviction itself.

→   Minimum driver’s license suspension: 

→   Restricted driver’s license eligibility: At the court’s discretion

Driver’s License Reinstatement Requirements

  1. All court costs must be paid in full.
  2. Proof of compliance with SR-22 [state-required car insurance].
  3. Proof of compliance with state-required Ignition Interlock Device.

Our defense strategy is formulated based on the events, facts and evidence surrounding the accident and DUI arrest. 

→   We look into the arresting officer’s conduct and determine if the said officer followed proper protocol.

→   We look at whether the blood test and/or breath test were obtained in a constitutional manner.

→   We investigate the blood test and/or breath test results chain of custody.

→   More information about our DUI Defense Strategies HERE.

DUI Defense quick links

child endangerment with injuries

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW

DUI + Child Endangerment and Child Sustained Serious Bodily Injury: Class D Felony

→   Minimum jail time: 2 years

→   Maximum jail time: 12 years

*   This is in addition to the jail time to be served for the DUI conviction itself. 

→   Maximum fine: $5,000.00

*   This is in addition to the fines to be paid for the DUI conviction itself. 

→   Minimum driver’s license suspension: 

→   Restricted driver’s license eligibility: At the court’s discretion 

Driver’s License Reinstatement Requirements

  1. All court costs must be paid in full.
  2. Proof of compliance with SR-22 [state-required car insurance].
  3. Proof of compliance with state-required Ignition Interlock Device.

Our defense strategy is formulated based on the events, facts and evidence surrounding the accident and DUI arrest. 

→   We look into the arresting officer’s conduct and determine if the said officer followed proper protocol. 

→   We look at whether the blood test and/or breath test were obtained in a constitutional manner.

→   We investigate the blood test and/or breath test results chain of custody.

→   More information about our DUI Defense Strategies HERE.

DUI Defense quick links

child endangerment with death

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW

DUI and Death of Child Resulted: Class B Felony

→   Minimum jail time: 8 years days

→   Maximum jail time: 30 years days

*   This is in addition to the jail time to be served for the DUI conviction itself. 

 

→   Maximum fine: $25,000.00

*   This is in addition to the fines to be paid for the DUI conviction itself. 

→   Minimum driver’s license suspension: 

→   Driver’s license suspension: May be permanently revoked

→   Restricted driver’s license eligibility: At the court’s discretion 

Driver’s License Reinstatement Requirements

  1. All court costs must be paid in full.
  2. Proof of compliance with SR-22 [state-required car insurance].
  3. Proof of compliance with state-required Ignition Interlock Device.

Our defense strategy is formulated based on the events, facts and evidence surrounding the accident and DUI arrest. 

→   We look into the arresting officer’s conduct and determine if the said officer followed proper protocol. 

→   We look at whether the blood test and/or breath test were obtained in a constitutional manner.

→   We investigate the blood test and/or breath test results chain of custody.

→   More information about our DUI Defense Strategies HERE.

DUI Defense quick links

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what to expect

Being charged with a DUI is life-altering. It is a set-back that no one can afford to take lightly.

Collins Legal’s DUI defense team has two priorities for all DUI clients.

  1. Dispose of the charge.
  2. Give clients the confidence to move forward with life.

With a decade of experience, our DUI defense team knows the prosecutions’ arguments, the requisite procedures officers should follow, and the law. The lead DUI defense attorney served as a DUI prosecutor for five years – in two separate District Attorney’s offices. Under his leadership, the DUI defense team ensures Collins Legal’s DUI clients are well taken care of.

If you are interested in becoming a Collins Legal client, please see our New Client Information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.