While adults may have a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher in order for them to be presumed to be "impaired". However, drivers under 21 years of age with any amount of alcohol in their system are presumed to be impaired! "Yes" that means even with a BAC of just .001% are presumed to be impaired even if there are no physical signs or symptoms of impairment! I.e., there is no .08% "limit" that applies to those under 21 years of age! 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 and/or minor consumption of alcohol and receive substantial fines. Also, using a false ID to obtain alcohol can result in jail time of up to 4 months and fines along with suspension of the minor's driving privileges.
Also, a conviction for underage possession or DUI under 21 years of age, can impact school activity, enrollment eligibility and may even result in suspension or expulsion from school. However, this generally is only applicable in very unique circumstances.
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