If You’re Under The Age Of 21, We Can Help With A DUI Charge
If you are charged with a DUI under 21 in Florida, you could be facing frightening and serious consequences. It is illegal for a person under 21 to purchase and consume alcohol, much less get behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence. The state of Florida has a zero tolerance policy for those under 21 who are believed to have been operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Drivers under suspicion of DUI must submit to breath and blood tests. As a part of the zero tolerance policy for underage drivers, the maximum blood alcohol content (BAC) is .02%, far lower than the .08% for drivers at 21 or older. Essentially, you could be arrested by consuming just one ounce of alcohol.
What Is The Penalty For Conviction Of DUI Under 21?
If you are found guilty of underage DUI, the penalties imposed will have a heavy impact on your future. In Florida, the punishments for under 21 drivers on a first offense will include:
- Mandatory six-month license suspension
- Mandatory alcohol education
- Community service
You may have a viable defense case, based upon wrongly administered breath or blood tests, police errors or rights violations, faulty testing units or other factors. In the event that you are charged with an under 21 DUI, it is important that you retain legal representation right away. As an underage driver, it could not be more important that you have a skilled lawyer on your side.
Call Today For The Representation You Deserve
Our legal team at Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, understands how important it is to you that you avoid conviction. If you are charged with underage drunk driving, your defense must be managed very carefully if you are hoping to retain your driver’s license and avoid conviction, as well as the penalties that will be imposed upon you. You will need to contact our firm immediately if you are facing charges of DUI and are under 21.
With more than 35-plus years of combined legal experience and a record of achieving positive results in hundreds of DUI cases, we believe our record speaks for itself. We are a highly-rated firm and known throughout the Miami-Dade area for our professional skill and accomplishments.