Underage DUI is a term applied to when a minor (a person under the age of 21) is arrested and charged with
driving under the influence. California has a strict zero tolerance policy that clearly states people under the age of 21 are not allowed to drive if they have any detectable amount of alcohol in their system. If a minor is caught driving with a
BAC of even .01% they can be arrested and charged with DUI.
It is important for any underage driver arrested for DUI to obtain representation from an experienced DUI lawyer. Underage drivers have a little more at stake. Not only do they stand to face legal penalties, such as driver's license suspension, fines, community service, probation, jail, etc., but a
DUI arrest could also affect their current and future goals. Drivers that are still in high school could be suspended or expelled from extra-curricular activities, which can be especially detrimental for those students who are depending on athletics, music, art, etc. to get them a college scholarship. A DUI arrest could also affect a student's chances of getting accepted into a good college or finding a job once they graduate. If a driver is already in college, a DUI conviction could affect their course of study, since some majors prohibit students from continuing forward in the major if they have a DUI on their record.
Experienced DUI Defense in Orange County
If you are under the age of 21 and have been arrested for a DUI, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced
Orange County DUI defense attorney right away. A skilled lawyer at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry can get to work immediately in preparing a strong defense. The attorneys at the firm understand you have a lot to lose, and that overcoming your charges to avoid a conviction is imperative. The firm strives to provide each and every client with the professional, dedicated, and aggressive defense needed to increase their chances of resolving the case successfully!
To schedule a consultation with a
Orange County DUI lawyer at the firm, please
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