Most people know that the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is .08 for the purposes of driving under the influence (DUI) cases. What some people do not know is that most states have enacted a “zero tolerance” policy regarding DUI by those drivers under the age of twenty-one. This policy was the direct result of the states realization that many alcohol related incidents involved underage DUI cases. Thus to combat that rising issue, the state mandates that any minor whose breath test results reveal a .02 BAC or higher is subject to immediate arrest for a juvenile or underage DUI charge. If you or your child has been charged with this particular type of DUI, contact us for a free online analysis of the arrest details as soon as possible to discuss all of your available options in what to do next.
The consequences of this type of DUI can be particularly bad and they can affect every aspect of a young person’s life for decades to follow if not handled properly and in a timely fashion. Dealing with the problem early is of paramount importance, and a skilled DUI attorney can greatly increase your chances of dismissing the case, after reviewing the case details. There are many options that can be examined for individuals in this position, ranging from pre-trial intervention to suppression or exclusion of certain pieces of potentially damaging evidence. In many instances, our free online arrest evaluation also helps provide additional information that is useful in learning what to do in how to beat a underage or juvenile DUI charge.
Although a juvenile and underage DUI case face tougher standards, the standard of care required of the arresting officers is also greater. There are many defenses that a provides you to use to either dismiss the charges altogether or to push for a lesser charge (plea bargain down). Oftentimes, a lesser charge can save a juvenile from the very ugly blunder that would have otherwise been on his or her record for years if not forever. This can also save thousands of dollars in insurance costs that accompany a conviction for juvenile underage DUI case.
It is important for both minors and their parents to understand and contemplate the severity of the charges. Contact us immediately for for a free online examination of the arrest details to learn potential possibilities in what to do of how to beat a juvenile or underage DUI case, and keep your record clear.