Los Angeles Underage DUI Lawyer
Fighting Against DUI Charges for Underage Drivers
Are you or a loved one facing charges of underage DUI in Los Angeles, California? The consequences of such charges can be severe, potentially impacting your future educational and employment opportunities. At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, we understand the unique challenges faced by individuals charged with underage DUI offenses. Our dedicated team of attorneys is here to provide you with the aggressive legal representation you need to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome.
California Underage DUI Laws & Penalties
California has a "zero tolerance" policy for underage drinking and driving. This means that any driver under the age of 21 who operates a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.01% or higher can be charged with underage DUI.
If an underage driver is arrested for DUI, they face administrative penalties from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). These penalties include a one-year suspension of their driver's license, or a one-year delay in obtaining a driver's license if they don't have one yet. Additionally, the driver may be required to complete a DUI education program.
A zero-tolerance conviction is punishable by driver's license suspension for one year. If an underage driver's BAC is at least 0.05%, a conviction carries a fine of up to $100. Lastly, if an underage driver's BAC is at least 0.08%, they will face a standard DUI conviction like an adult, which includes a potential jail sentence.
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Being charged with an underage DUI can have far-reaching consequences, including license suspension, hefty fines, mandatory alcohol education programs, and even potential jail time. Additionally, a DUI conviction can leave a lasting mark on your criminal record, affecting your future educational opportunities, scholarships, and career prospects. Our top priority is to protect your rights and minimize the impact these charges can have on your life.
At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, we have a proven track record of successfully defending clients charged with underage DUI offenses throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Our team of highly skilled lawyers combines their extensive knowledge of California's DUI laws with a deep understanding of the juvenile justice system. With our comprehensive understanding of both legal systems, we can effectively navigate the complexities of your case and work towards achieving a favorable resolution.
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