While adults may have a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher in order 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 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.
In addition, a conviction for underage possession or DUI under 21 years of age, can impact school activity eligibility or even suspension or expulsion.
The consequences for a DUI under 21 years of age can have a lifelong impact. As a DUI defense lawyer, I'm committed 100% to making sure this incident doesn't have a disastrous effect on you or your child's life plans.
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DUI Under 21 Years of Age Penalties:
- Up to 6 Months. (Extreme and Super Extreme DUI Charges may be higher)
- Minimum: 10 consecutive days in jail. The court may suspend 9 days.
Total Fines & Costs:
- Approximately $1,700.00 plus jail costs.
- NOTE: Jail time can add thousands of dollars to your total costs.
- 2 years suspension.
- You may be eligible for a work/school permit.
Other Possible Requirements:
- Use of an Ignition Interlock Device
- Community Service
- Attend one or more Mothers Against Drunk Driving Victim Panel sessions
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