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Are You Facing Charges for Underage DUI?

By Nors Davidson   Nov. 19, 2010 1:35p

By themselves, DUI charges are already extremely serious and complicated. A driver who is charged for driving under the influence faces license suspension, jail time and heavily costly fines. When combined with another broken law, underage drinking, a DUI conviction can have devastating consequences for the underage driver. Even though an underage driver may be over the age of 18 and legally considered an adult, they are not allowed to consume alcohol illegally, and any level of alcohol found in the driver's BAC will result in an immediate DUI criminal charge. If you or your child is facing criminal charges for DUI and are under the age of 21, you need legal representation from a San Francisco Under 21 DUI lawyer who will help you fight your charges competently and efficiently.

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a very serious crime. Law enforcement officers can test drivers of any age for their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) utilizing breath and blood tests, or test for ability impairment with field sobriety tests. If an under 21 driver fails these tests and is convicted of DUI, that person's license will automatically be suspended for a minimum of one year. If the underage driver has a BAC at or exceeding  .08 percent, they will face criminal charges and can even be charged with a felony. The combined punishments for both regular DUI and underage DUI can cripple or ruin a person's future.

Under 21 DUI Lawyer in San Francisco

If you or a loved one has been arrested for underage DUI, a criminal defense attorney with experience fighting the prosecution in these types of cases can help you avoid harsh punishments. At the Law Office of Nors Davidson we will make every effort to fight your charges by dedicating our time to investigating the evidence against you and the law enforcement officers involved, and taking every measure necessary to combating your criminal charges.

Contact a San Francisco Under 21 DUI Attorney at our firm today if you have been arrested or charged for underage drinking and driving.

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