Underage DUI

Underage DUI Offenses

Sacramento DUI Lawyer

The state of California observes a zero tolerance policy in regards to underage DUI. This results in some of the stiffest penalties in the nation for any person under the age of 21 who is convicted of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While an adult will not be arrested and charged with DUI unless they are found with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or more while driving, a minor needs only have a .01% BAC in order to be placed under arrest. If your minor child has been charged with DUI, it is imperative that you contact a legal professional right away, as your child's future can be significantly affected by the possession of a criminal record.

The Sacramento criminal defense attorneys of Wise Law Group, PC possesses nearly 20 years of experience in the area of criminal defense, and has represented a large number of individuals in a variety of cases. Mr. Wise has served as both a prosecutor and an instructor to police academies, which gives him keen insight into the criminal justice system and the necessary methods and techniques needed to maximize his clients' chances of success. He is able to provide your child with tenacious defense in their DUI case that may help them avoid the substantial consequences of a criminal conviction.

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A minor who is convicted of DUI for the first time will have their license suspended for 1 year. Additional DUI convictions may result in a license suspension of 2 to 3 years. In certain cases, a judge may order the minor's car impounded or sold at the owner's expense. In addition, they may face $1,000 or more in fines, mandatory driving safety classes, and mandatory alcohol or drug abuse classes.

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