Last week, former major league baseball pitcher Curtis Leskanic was arrested and charged with a DUI in Orlando. Leskanic, now 44, was a former player for the Boston Red Sox. According to reports, Leskanic was found in his parked vehicle passed out. DUI enforcement officers allegedly administered a chemical test and Leskanic was found to be over four times the legal blood alcohol limit of .08. He was arrested for DUI. In addition, Leskanic faces FL child neglect charges as his 5 year old daughter was in the vehicle with him.
If Leskanic had been in Hall County Georgia with the same set of facts, he would be facing two DUI cases for this set of facts. The first DUI would be a DUI - per se for taking a chemical test and testing over the legal blood alcohol limit. The second DUI would be a DUI - child endangerment, which counts as a seperate DUI charge (and conviction, if conviction) thus greatly enhanching the punishment and license suspension consequences.
Hall County, GA prosecuting lawyers are tough on those charged with DUI and even tougher when a child is involved. Someone facing two DUI convictions in Hall County is typically looking at a jail time and year or longer suspension of their GA drivers license with no temporary or limited permit available. In addition, the ignition interlock device may be required by the Hall County DUI solicitor as a condition before getting a license reinstatment following the long suspension period.
If you are facing a Gainesville, GA / Hall County Georgia DUI case, call Hall Co. DUI lawyer Lawson today to discuss how to achieve the best possible outcome on your case. Mr. Lawson and his associate Hall County DUI lawyers fight hard to get their clients the best possible results on their DUI charges.