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.
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.