Under 21 DUI Charges
How Age Affects DUI Charges
Drinking and driving is always a criminal offense with significant repercussions, but these can increase exponentially if you are under the legal drinking age. Our state has a Zero Tolerance law for drivers under the age of 21, meaning that you will automatically have your license suspended for 6 months if you are pulled over with a BAC of 0.02% or higher.
Penalties for underage DUI in Florida include:
- Mandatory license suspension for a minimum of 6 months
- Mandatory completion of an alcohol education program
- Community service
Depending on your actual BAC levels, this suspension could be extended, and you could face possible jail time as well as fines. Your insurance will be adversely affected, and repeat offenses carry significantly harsher penalties.
Fort Pierce DUI Defense Attorney for Underage Drivers
If you are under the age of 21 and are currently facing DUI charges in the Fort Pierce area, then you need the help of an experienced defense lawyer. From the outset of my legal career, I have always devoted myself to the defense and protection of those accused of crimes, never working as a prosecutor. You have the right to a thorough review of the evidence and circumstances of your case by someone with your best interests in mind, so let me be that person.
As a defense attorney with more than a quarter of a century of experience, I can advocate for you both inside the courtroom and out, by contesting the results of breath and blood tests, negotiating for lower charges, and assessing whether or not your constitutional rights were violated at any point before, during, or following your arrest. Don’t wait – call T. Charles Shafer, Attorney at Law PLLC. today!
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