For drivers age 21 or older, driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level above .08 can result in a DUI. For drivers under the age of 21, the BAC level is .02 or above. An individual under the age of 21 could be charged with DUI after consuming the slightest amount of alcohol. Even more telling, an individual who has just used mouthwash could register above .02.
At The Lariscy Law Firm, we aggressively defend drivers under the age of 21 charged with driving under the influence. Contact our law office in Athens today to schedule an initial consultation.
The penalties for underage DUI vary depending on the BAC reading. A driver may face six or twelve-month driver’s license suspension as well as an array of other severe penalties.
Perhaps the most severe penalty for an under-21 DUI is the possible loss of license for six months or one year. Adults over the age of 21 have the option of seeking a temporary driving permit that allows them to drive to and from work and for other limited purposes. Drivers under 21 do not have that option. They simply have to deal with the pain of having a suspended license.
The Lariscy Law Firm regularly represents students from the University of Georgia. If you are a high school or college student facing underage DUI charges, we will keep your academic interests in mind as we build your defense. We will work hard to protect your current and future interests. Contact a lawyer today to schedule a consultation regarding your drunk driving charges.