Question: I went out to dinner with my husband and our young daughter. My husband had several drinks but I only had 2 drinks. We went to a restaurant in Roswell. It was on Canton Street. My husband usually drives home but he was pretty drunk so I drove. On my way home to Alpharetta I was stopped by a cop in Roswell. He said I didn't maintain my lane. He also said I was speeding. I was looking at the things I might have to do if I'm convicted of DUI. I saw that community service is part of the law. What exactly do I have to do for community service? Is it just working or volunteering for a charity?
Answer: Yes, under Georgia law there is a community service requirement for a DUI conviction. The community service requirement increases with subsequent convictions – in other words, more community service is required for a second DUI than for a first DUI.
Each court has its own particular requirements for community service. Some require that the volunteer work be done in the local community while others allow it to be accomplished at any not-for-profit company, even one not located in the community. Some prosecutors require that community service not be done at a school or church, while other solicitors are fine with volunteering for an educational institution or religious organization.
You should consult with a knowledgeable DUI lawyer who can best advise you on your best options for community service.
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