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Charges for Underage Drinking and Driving

If you or your child has been arrested for underage DUI, it is vital that you act fast to hire competent legal counsel. A driver under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol content of 0.02% or more can lose his or her driver's license for up to one year. As a condition of having the license reinstated, they may also have to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle for a period of time.

Repercussions You May Have to Face

In addition to a driver's license suspension, an underage driver can be convicted for the crime of DUI/DWI based on a 0.02% or greater BAC and other evidence of alcohol impairment. Perhaps the greatest danger posed by a conviction is the threat to the future success of a young person convicted of underage DUI.

What Happens If a Teenager Gets a DUI?

If a teenager is convicted of a DUI, they will more than likely have to serve community service. Loss of their driver's license usually for more than a year. You are also required to serve alcohol education with a treatment professional. And although it is rare, some teens have even been given jail time after their very first drunk driving offense. This penalty is usually reserved for serious cases wherein a teen’s drunk driving has resulted in a fatality. Having a criminal record can make it difficult to gain admission or a scholarship to a university, as well as posing a serious barrier in employment opportunities. With the defense of an aggressive Kansas City DUI lawyer, you may be able to have the charges dropped or reduced, in order to prevent a guilty verdict from following them through their lives.

Limit Your Damages and Build a Defense

As difficult as it can be to fight charges of underage DUI, attorney Steve Schanker is prepared to mount an aggressive defense in court or negotiate an acceptable plea bargain. Young people often make mistakes, but they shouldn't have to pay the price for the rest of their lives. It is advised that you move fast and seek effective legal representation to limit the damage and get into action on defense.

Contact a Kansas City DWI lawyer for aggressive defense on charges of underage DUI.

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