Underage DUI Cases

The state of California has a Zero Tolerance Law for underage individuals who drink and drive.  A driver under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol concentration level (BAC) of.01% or higher is subject to a DUI charge.  The underage driver is further subject to arrest if the blood alcohol level is 0.05% or higher.  DUI offenses are serious crimes that can affect the career and college status of an individual under 21 if convicted.  For legal advice following an underage DUI charge, contact a Pasadena DUI defense attorney for guidance through the legal system of the DMV and criminal courts.  The Law Offices of Paul S. Geller represents many clients with driving under the influence charges including underage DUI offenses.  Our law offices utilize the experience of a former deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County to provide an effective and aggressive defense against DUI charges.

DUI Penalties

Trained law enforcement watch for drunk drivers and subject them to sobriety tests.  Just one beer or one glass of wine can raise a blood alcohol level to .01%.  At that level, the individual may not be drunk but the zero tolerance laws are in place to discourage drunk drivers.  An underage DUI is a crime with consequences and can include the following:

  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Judge may confiscate vehicle
  • Large fines
  • Attend safe driving school
  • Alcohol/drug rehabilitation programs

A refusal to submit to a breath or blood test test can lead to an automatic one-year suspension of a driver’s license.  A person under the age of 18 who commits a DUI may lose his or her license for one year or until reaching the age of 18, whichever is longer.  It is important to have a strong defense from experienced DUI defense attorneys knowledgeable in the laws concerning drunk driving offenses.  Our lawyers fight for the rights of clients and challenge evidence presented by prosecutors.  Make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our qualified DUI defense attorneys regarding an underage DUI.

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