Tempe Underage DUI Lawyer
Underage DUI Attorney in Tempe
Arizona has some of the more strict laws when it comes to underage DUI cases. The state has a "zero tolerance" policy. What this means is that any underage driver (under 21) who is found to have any alcohol in their system while driving will be arrested and charged with underage DUI. This can happen even when the underage person is registering at only .01% blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Even the most minimal amount of alcohol in the system of the young person can have very serious repercussions on their lives. They may not have driving in a manner that indicates any intoxication, and still will be charged. If you or your child have been arrested and charged with underage DUI, it is crucial that you contact an experienced Tempe underage DUI lawyer.
Tempe Underage DUI Attorney
Protecting our children from harm is part of what a parent does. Many young people only have to make a mistake once and they have learned their lesson. Some young people have registered a BAC level when they have not had any alcohol at all. Whatever the case is, the punishment is going to be severe should the underage person be convicted of this charge. Some of the penalties that could be faced include:
- Up to 2 years license suspension
- A DUI conviction (class 1 misdemeanor) on their criminal record
- Expensive fines, approximately $1,700.00
- 10 days in jail (9 may be waived with an alcohol treatment program)
- Community service and other penalties at the discretion of the court
No one believes that young people should be drinking and driving. However, it can occur that the charge was incorrect, or that the individual deserves leniency, depending on the circumstances of the incident. Whatever the case is, a DUI defense lawyer from the Knowles Law Firm will fight to defend the case and increase the chances of a better outcome on the underage DUI charge.
Contact a Tempe Underage DUI Attorney from the Knowles Law Firm when you seek a high-quality DUI lawyer for any underage DUI charge.