Southern California Underage DUI Defense Attorney
Call The Law Offices of Paul S. Geller Today
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 BAC 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 our Southern California underage DUI defense attorney at The Law Offices of Paul S. Geller today. Mr. 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.
Just because you failed a BAC test does not mean that you are guilty. Contact us at (626) 714-3112 today for assistance.
DUI Penalties for Underage Drivers
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 conviction may result in:
- Loss of driving privileges
- Vehicle confiscation
- Large fines
- Mandatory safe driving school
- Mandatory alcohol/drug rehabilitation program
A refusal to submit to a breath or blood 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 Southern California DUI defense attorneys regarding an underage DUI.
Our firm is ready to assist your family at this trying time. Contact our offices today to request a free case evaluation.