Gwinnett County Solicitor General’s office will prosecute any individuals who violate Stay-At-Home Order

The Gwinnett County Solicitor General’s Office will prosecute all individuals who violate the Stay-At-Home Order issued by Gwinnett County Chairwoman Charlotte Nash and all 16 cities within Gwinnett County on March 27, 2020.

Any individual who fails to comply and violates the Stay-at-Home order will be charged with a misdemeanor and could receive a sentence of 60 days in jail and/or a $1000 fine upon conviction pursuant to O.C.G.A 38-3-7 and Gwinnett County Ordinance 34-27. State Court and Recorder’s Court Judges maintain and enact all sentences. 

"Individuals who would endanger the public with a reckless disregard for the health and safety of others will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The Solicitor General’s Office will continue its efforts to ensure that Gwinnett County residents are safe and secure through aggressive and innovative prosecution. We understand that these are uncertain and unprecedented times, but by working together and following the recommendation of our local, state, and federal officials, we can overcome this challenge. We would like to thank everyone for their effort and cooperation during this unprecedented time."

Brian Whiteside is Gwinnett County Solicitor-General