While adults may have a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher for them to be considered "impaired", drivers under 21 years of age can be charged with DUI for having any alcohol in their system (.01% BAC), even if there are no physical signs of impairment. Furthermore, a minor DUI conviction carries a two-year suspension of your driving privileges, even for a first offense.
Related DUI Charges and Penalties
DUI Charges aren't the only charges that might be filed. As part of the crackdown on underage drinking, passengers in a car can be charged with underage possession or receive heavy fines. Using a false ID to obtain alcohol can result in jail time of up to 4 months and fines totaling about $750.
Also, a conviction for underage possession or DUI under 21 years of age, can impact school activity eligibility or even suspension or expulsion.
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