Although DUI charges are usually associated with alcohol, one can face DUI charges that are a result of impaired driving abilities due to over the counter drugs, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs and narcotics as well. These charges are usually supported by evidence found in a blood or urine test, or a field sobriety test, along with statements from the arresting officers regarding the defendant's behavior at the time of arrest.
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Drunk Driving Defense for Those Under 21
If you or a loved one is taken into custody for a DUI, while under the legal drinking age of 21, it is essential that you retain the service of an experienced Orlando DUI defense attorney. Underage DUI charges can have detrimental effects on the person being charged, especially if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is over the legal driving limit for people who are of legal drinking age, .08%.
An underage DUI will generally result in the suspension of the defendant's driver's license for at least six months, and depending on the circumstances of the case, up to 18 months. Many of these penalties will depend on whether or not the defendant has submitted to a breath test. Generally, the punishment is harsher if they refuse the breath test. This is a crime that is severely frowned upon in Orlando, and it can have far-reaching effects on the person being charged.
If you have been charged with DUI as a minor in Florida, contact an Orlando DUI attorney by calling (407) 753-1312 to discuss your case and your options for possible defense strategies.
Potential Penalties for Underage DUI Offenders
Besides having one's driver's license suspended, there are other penalties that go along with having a BAC over the legal limit of.08% as an underage driver.
- Monetary fines may be assessed anywhere from $500-$1,000.
- In extreme cases, 6 months of jail time is not unheard of.
- Often times the defendant will have to serve 50 or more hours of community service
- In most cases, the vehicle that was being driven at the time of arrest will be impounded for at least 10 days.
These can all be extremely costly and inconvenient penalties to have to deal with, and the only way to possibly avoid such punishments, is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to argue your case for you in court.
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At Ali & Blankner, we understand that a teen or young adult who is arrested for DUI does not deserve to have the rest of their lives ruined for one mistake. We are dedicated to helping our clients avoid harsh punishments so that they can return to their normal lives and finish their high school or college careers without interruption. Our firm has over 85 years of experience among our attorneys and we may be able to help you or your loved one avoid jail time and harsh punishments that may derail their lives. Contact us today!
If you or your child has been arrested for underage DUI, contact an Orlando underage DUI attorney from our firm today. We may be able to help you avoid imprisonment.
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