DUI Charges for Individuals Under 21 Years Old (Legal Drinking Age)
If you are under the age of 21 and are arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) you risk serious penalties. In Los Angeles, anyone under the age of 21 found to be driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of between .01% to .05% can be arrested for DUI. While adults have a legal limit of .08%, this stricter limit for underage drinkers is designed to discourage teenagers and young drivers from drinking and driving at all. One drink alone can test over the legal BAC limit set for underage drivers. Penalties for a conviction range from immediate suspension of driving privileges for several months up to one year if convicted.
While this is a serious offense, there nevertheless can be a defense mounted to fight these charges. When you retain a qualified DUI defense lawyer in Los Angeles from the Kraut Law Group, you can feel confident that everything that can be done to overcome your charges will be taken into account. Attorney Kraut has been helping residents of Los Angeles and Southern California for over 15 years. With his experience as a retired Deputy District Attorney, Attorney Kraut has the know-how as to how prosecutors pursue a case and can use his knowledge to build a strong defense on your behalf. He will carefully review every piece of evidence against you at pick it apart to find ways to reduce or dismiss your charges.
Don't Plead Guilty to Under 21 DUI
There is a possibility that even a first DUI conviction in California will result in some jail time. Many counties in California have implemented a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 48 hours. If you plead guilty, your chances of fighting off these charges disappear and you could end up in jail. Working with the skilled legal team at our office will provide you the opportunity to resolve your case, possibly avoiding the suspension, fines and jail time. Attorney Kraut has a proven track record of success and looks forward to assisting you with your fight against you DUI charges.
If you are under 21 and have been charged with a DUI
contact the Kraut Law Group
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