Underage DUI

Riverside Underage DUI Attorney

DUI Defenses for Drivers Under 21

In California, it is illegal for drivers to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or above. However, it you were found to be driving under the influence of alcohol as a minor, the restrictions are even stricter. Under California's Zero Tolerance Law, minors could be charged with a DUI if their BAC is above .01%. The higher the BAC, the worse the charges can be.

If you were arrested in California under suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol while under the age of 21, your driving privileges and your future are at stake. Our attorney team in Riverside has handled all kinds of DUI cases for our clients—guidance from our lawyers may be the difference between an acquittal and a conviction of your DUI charge.

Don't rush into a DUI case. Discuss your situation with our attorneys. Contact Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich today and schedule a free consultation!

Avoid Harsh Penalties from DUI Conviction

Like most other states, California takes DUI crimes very seriously. Being convicted of a DUI-related crime involves lengthy jail sentences, heavy fines, license suspension, and additional punishments like treatment programs and ignition interlock devices (IIDs). Many individuals choose to represent themselves or plead guilty rather than make the effort to consult a legal professional—in both cases, these individuals fail to give themselves the chances that they deserve.

A DUI arrest does not have to result in a conviction. The evidence brought against you may be weak and circumstantial, but without an effective defense, you may not be able to protect your rights. Our attorneys help clients in Riverside and elsewhere in neighboring counties by reviewing the situation and challenging the evidence that was brought against them. Legal assistance from our skilled professionals may be the edge you need to secure your freedom.

Protect Your Driving Privileges after a DUI

One of the more damaging effects of an underage DUI is the suspension of your driver's license. This can be a punishment issued by a judge, but it can also occur during an arrest if you refuse to take a chemical BAC test or are shown to have a high BAC level. If the officer takes your license away during the arrest, they will issue you a temporary permit. At this point, you only have 10 days to request a DMV appeal hearing.

Failing to request this hearing will result in an automatic suspension of your driver's license, which could last anywhere from six months to more than one year. Whether our clients require dedicated DUI defense in a criminal trial or at the DMV to protect their driving privileges, our attorneys in San Jose have the skills and experience necessary to help clients fight for a positive resolution and protect their driving privileges.

Contact a Riverside Underage DUI Lawyer

No parent wants their child's future to be negatively affected by a mistake or misunderstanding. By speaking to an attorney, you could receive aggressive legal defense. We understand the consequences that could result from a conviction, and so we do our utmost to get your case dismissed. An attorney from our firm could review your case and create a strategic defense for you or your child.

For more information, contact a Riverside underage DUI attorney from our legal team.
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