Former New York Pitcher charged with DUI and child endangerment

Posted By Thomas V. Wallin || 31-Mar-2010

Dwight Gooden, former pitcher for the New York Mets and the New York Yankees was charged with driving under the influence of drugs early last week.  Gooden was charged with leaving the scene of the accident after being involved in a two-car collision.  A child was in the car, but police would not release the identity.  Gooden faces jail time with the charges pending against him.

DUI with child endangerment is a very serious charge.  Whether you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you face very difficult consequences.  Child endangerment can be a felony charge meaning that it is punishable by state prison.  In many cases, an added child endangerment charge will require 4 years of informal probation and usually a mandatory 52 week parenting course.  Without the help of a qualified drunk driving attorney you are facing the maximum sentencing on all charges.  If you or someone you know has been arrested for driving under the influence in California, call us toll free today.