There are lots of reasons NOT to drink and drive. If you are under 21, there are even more reasons to avoid drinking and driving. If you get an under-21 DUI, you really need the services of a DUI attorney. Your future literally depends on it. You may lose the ability to apply to certain colleges and universities. You’ll be unable to apply for certain scholarships and may not be able to enlist in the military. In addition, you may not be able to apply for professional licenses.
Florida’s Zero Tolerance Law
If your BAC is 0.02% you automatically lose your driver’s license for six months. You can have a 0.02% BAC after only one drink! If you are under 18, the law suspends your license for 6 months. You’ll be required to undergo evaluation at an addiction facility or complete an alcohol education program.
Refusing to Take Chemical Tests
Refusing to take a blood, breath or urine test won’t help you. If you do refuse, your license will be suspended for one year. You agreed to that when you signed your license. Each subsequent refusal af results in an 18-month suspension.
Consequences for Under-21 DUI
For underaged drivers who have a BAC over 0.08%, you will face the same consequences as an adult driver. These include:
- License Revocation – At least 180 days
- Fine – $250 to $500
- Imprisonment – Up to 6 Months
- Imprisonment with BAL of .08 or higher, minor in the vehicle- Up to 9 months
- Probation – Up to 1 Year
- DUI School – 12 Hours
- Community Service – 50 Hours
Under certain circumstances, you can have your juvenile records sealed or expunged. This can be complex with an under 21 DUI, so talk to an attorney like Brian Mallonee. He will advise you and will file the proper motions and paperwork to erase this episode from your past.
If you have been charged with an under-21 DUI, don’t despair. Brian Mallonee knows the law and knows how easy it is to not conduct tests properly. He wants to help you.
Brian H Mallonee
When you find yourself in need of a Fort Pierce DUI attorney, don’t settle for the cheapest guy in town. The law office of Brian H Mallonee is dedicated to successfully representing every client at the highest level. He has an extensive history of winning difficult cases. Rest assured one of the most aggressive, distinguished defense attorneys in Florida is handling your case. Contact Port St Lucie criminal lawyer Brian Mallonee at (772) 464-1991 or online, and take your first step towards a successful resolution to your criminal matter.