Underage DUI Lawyer in Southern California

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It is illegal in California for a person under the age of 21 to drink or purchase alcohol. Zero Tolerance Laws have also been enacted to deter minors from driving after drinking alcohol. These laws can be much harsher than the laws for adults. A minor's blood-alcohol content only needs to measure above .01% to result in DUI charges. Individuals can hit this fairly quickly, as drinking only one glass of wine or one can of beer could pass the .01% mark, and may measure up to .05% in blood alcohol content (BAC).

Penalties for Underage DUI

In addition to DUI, there may be other charges related to the underage drinking, such as child endangerment law violations for enabling alcohol consumption for other minors.

Other penalties for the first offense of an underage DUI include:

  • Jail sentence (4 days to 6 months)
  • Fines that range between $1400-$2600
  • License suspension (30 days to 10 months)
  • Misdemeanor charge for possession of fake ID (if it was used to purchase alcohol)
  • Other traffic violation charges
  • Raised insurance premiums

If a driver under the age of 18 has been convicted of a DUI, then their license may be suspended for 1 year, or until their 18 th birthday. A first DUI offense is typically considered a misdemeanor, which means the driver could face further penalties from their school or university or even future job prospects, depending on their career path.

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Without a dedicated and capable legal team by your side, fighting underage DUI charges can become an overwhelming experience. Don't put your or your child's future at stake! Our Southern California DUI defense attorneys have represented close to 3,000 clients and can use aggressive strategies that are formed specifically to help you achieve the most favorable outcome for your case.

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