DUI and Child Endangerment in Gwinnett County, GA

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 07, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you are charged with DUI in Gwinnett County, GA and you have a minor child in the vehicle, you will be charged with the separate crime of DUI child endangerment. This is like a second DUI charge because the offense of driving under the influence and driving under the influence while endangering a child do not merge together.

Child Endagerment is punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail. In addition, there is substantial probation, community service, DUI risk reduction school, and alcohol and drug counseling that is often required. 

DUI child endangerment is also considered a separate, additional DUI offense by the Georgia Department of Driver's Services DDS. Keep in mind that there will be another count of DUI child endangerment for each child in the car. For example, if there are 2 children in the vehicle, this is the equivalent of three counts of DUI.  These offenses are very serious and often result in Habitual Violator and felony treatment. Contact an experienced DUI attorney, such as the lawyers at the  Law Office Of Richard Lawson, as soon as possible for a free consultation.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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