Underage DUI Charges

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Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is a serious crime in any situation, and it is heightened when the accused individual is underage. An individual under the age of 21 who is convicted of drunk driving could face difficulties enrolling in higher education and/or finding a stable job. In many ways, a criminal record can change your life. You owe it to yourself to protect your future.

If you or a loved one faces DUI charges in Maricopa County, speaking with a Tempe DUI lawyer at the Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. could be the first step to getting your life back. We know about the DUI defense options available to protect you, including questioning blood alcohol content (BAC) tests and field sobriety tests, as well as looking into the reason for your initial traffic stop. The sooner you begin working with a qualified lawyer, the better your chances could be at achieving a positive result.

Penalties for Drinking & Driving Under the Age of 21 in Arizona

In the state of Arizona, the legal age for alcohol consumption - outside of religious purposes or medical purposes - is 21. It is illegal for anyone to drink and drive in Arizona, even individuals of legal age. Anyone with a blood alcohol content (BAC) over 0.08% may be cited for a DUI. The penalties for a DUI are strict. The penalties for a driver convicted of underage DUI are even harsher.

Additionally, an individual accused of drinking and driving underage may face supplemental charges, including:

  • Solicitation of alcohol
  • Violations of child endangerment laws
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Distributing alcohol to minors
  • Possession of a fake ID card
  • Other traffic violations such as speeding

Protect your future: Call Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. at (480) 568-6622 and request a complimentary consultation.