Facts About Underage DUIBy Richard O. Middlebrook
Jul. 2, 2010 10:04a
If you or someone you know has been found drinking and driving in California, they will be arrested for underage DUI
if their blood alcohol concentration level is .01% or higher. California has in place what is called "Zero Tolerance."
Due to the strict laws for minors, you need to contact an experienced DUI attorney
as soon as possible to get help and start building a defense. Your driver's license could be suspended for a full year with the added possibility of having your vehicle confiscated and sold at a later time. The inconveniences involved with these actions can be quite extreme with a conviction.
Experienced Underage DUI Attorneys
There are common errors that can occur when sobriety tests are administered and sometimes it can appear after one of these tests that a person had been drinking when in fact they had not. At the Law Offices of Richard O. Middlebrook, we know what to look for and what questions to ask to build a defense. Many DUI charges can be reduced or dismissed altogether.
In many cases, we can even appear on your behalf in court
without your presence. A DMV hearing
is one of the first things that you will need to be concerned about if you have been charged with an underage DUI. In this hearing, the suspension of your driver's license will be addressed.
Our attorneys know how to handle these specifics and you need experienced guidance. Law enforcement officials in Kern County are strict and want drunk drivers prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We have defended many underage drivers and know what it takes to successfully create a defense in the Kern County area.
We attend and lecture hundreds of hours per year in DUI educational seminars which adds to our wealth of knowledge in this field. You want to avoid a conviction if at all possible for it will go on the underage individual's criminal record and this will have lasting negative effects on important future areas like employment, schooling and housing.
Contact a DUI Lawyer at our offices for a consultation. We are a firm that will fight aggressively for your rights and help navigate you through the criminal justice system.
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