Underage DUI: We Understand That Young People Make Mistakes

Most young adults have never been in trouble with the law before. The technical language used in criminal proceedings can be scary and hard to understand. In addition, no one wants to feel like their adult lives have been jeopardized before they have even begun.

All young people make mistakes, and we don't think you should be facing the maximum consequences when you did not fully realize the impact your decisions could have on your life. Our goal is to provide you with a vigorous defense so that you can put your underage DUI charge in the past where it belongs.

Most people are aware that the BAC (blood alcohol content) for a driver who is over 21 is .08. What many people may not know, especially those who are underage, is that the level for legal intoxication is .02 if the driver is under the legal drinking age. The consequences increase in severity if the BAC was over .05, and will become more severe yet if the BAC is over .08, the "normal" intoxication level.

Once an individual has a DUI conviction on their record, any subsequent charges mean they will be facing harsher penalties. There is a five year "look back" period that determines whether a Florida DUI charge is considered a second offense or not. Five years is a long time, especially when you are in your late teens or early twenties. You don't want a DUI conviction hanging over your head that long!

A Comprehensive DUI Defense Strategy

Underage drinkers may be facing more than just charges of driving under the influence. Numerous other charges are frequently made in conjunction with DUI, such as:

  • Child endangerment law violations
  • Distribution of alcohol to minors
  • Minor in possession
  • Moving violation citations
  • Possession of false identification (having a fake ID)
  • Soliciting alcohol

Your high school or college may also require you to attend a disciplinary hearing if you are also a student. In other words, underage DUI is a big deal and can impact many aspects of your life. It's not like a final exam, where you can cram at the last minute or retake the course next semester. We are prepared to create a comprehensive defense strategy for all the charges you may be facing.

Protect Your Future. Start With A Free Consultation.

Having a criminal record when you are just starting out in life can permanently limit what you are able to achieve as an adult. We are happy to provide free and confidential consultations to individuals accused of underage DUI in Tallahassee. We pride ourselves on aggressively representing our clients in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

Call 850-222-4529 (for existing clients) and 850-583-7381 (for new clients) or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with a lawyer.