The punishments you might face if convicted of a DUI in Atlanta are harsh, but if you are convicted of additional charges, the punishment could be even worse. Did you know that if you have a child under the age of 14 in the car at the time of a DUI arrest, you could be convicted of child endangerment, which could have very serious implications in matters such as custody cases and even holding employment in certain fields? Did you know that if you are pulled over and have any bottle or can containing an alcoholic beverage that is open (or even has a broken seal), you will be charged with an additional crime? The Attorneys at Lawson and Berry have provided some articles that will explain the other crimes drivers could face in addition to charges of driving under the influence. Because there are so many factors that courts consider when determining a sentence, it is difficult to make a generalization as far as what you could expect to face. If you have been arrested and charged with DUI and another crime in Atlanta, give us a call so that we can talk about what exactly happened in your case and develop a game plan to get the best possible outcome.