Underage Drinking Attorneys
in Athens, Georgia
How Do You Receive an Underage DUI?
The State of Georgia prohibits the consumption of alcohol for individuals under the age of 21. Accordingly, the limit for what is considered intoxicated while driving is also different for those under the legal drinking age. In Georgia, a blood-alcohol content of greater than .02% can mean a DUI if you are less than 21 years old. This means that consuming any alcohol and then getting behind the wheel of a car places you at risk for an underage DUI. Getting a DUI can be scary enough. Being charged with a DUI when you are under the legal drinking age can be an incredibly frightening experience.
Moreover, underage DUI is rarely the only charge someone will face in these circumstances. An underage DUI charge is frequently accompanied by other charges. Some of these charges include minors in possession of alcohol, or MIP, fake ID violations, and more. Therefore, it's important to understand your situation when you are charged with an underage DUI. It's also important to hire an aggressive and experienced DUI lawyer.
Penalties for An Underage DUI
A conviction for underage DUI can result in serious penalties. These include heavy fines, jail time, community service, treatment programs that must be paid for out of pocket, probation, losing your driver's license, and more. The state goes after underage DUI very strongly, and prosecutors will be more hesitant to cut deals with people charged with underage DUI.
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How to Challenge an Underage DUI?
First, request a free consultation as soon as possible as time can be of the essence. There are certain things that may need to be done within 30 days if you hope to save your license from suspension following your arrest for DUI. The faster you contact our attorneys, the better equipped we will be to help you. Next, you can wait until your consultation or you can explore our blood test or breathalyzer pages to learn more about how we plan to mount your defense. Reach out to us in Athens, Georgia. We also serve the surrounding areas of Franklin, Oglethorpe, Madison, and Clarke Counties.