DUI with a Child Passenger

While all laws concerning driving under the influence of alcohol are taken seriously, the act of driving a vehicle while intoxicated with a child passenger is considered particularly heinous. Throughout Texas there is a common policy that if an individual is convicted of a DUI/DWI with child passenger, the guilty individual will face more severe punishments than if they had not been transporting a minor.

If you have been accused of a DUI with a child passenger, you need the assistance of a practiced legal professional. The Dallas DWI defense attorney Mark Lassiter has the experience you need on your side. Contact our office today at (214) 845-7007 to speak with a friendly and understanding attorney who is ready to fight for your rights and freedoms.

DUI with a Child Passenger in Texas

There are a number of practices, regulations and laws concerning the act of operating a vehicle under the influence while transporting a child. These include:

  • Even if your blood alcohol level is below .08, it is possible to be charged with a DUI or DWI if you have a child passenger.
  • If you are under the influence of drugs, even if they are legally prescribed to you, you can be charged with a DUI if you are thought to be endangering the life of a child.
  • If you are convicted of a DUI or DWI with child passenger you could face up to a $10,000 fine. A DUI with child passenger conviction can also be punishable with a minimum of 180 days and up to 2 years in prison.

Driving under the influence while transporting a child is considered a particularly serious crime, and is usually harshly punished by Texas courts.

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If you have been accused of a drunk driving related crime you could face jail time, probation, fines, and long term social and professional repercussions. The Dallas DWI defense attorney Mark Lassiter can help you in this difficult time. Contact our office today at (214) 845-7007 to speak with a compassionate lawyer about your situation.


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