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 minor 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.
A conviction for underage DUI can result in serious penalties. These include heavy fines, jail time, community service, treatment programs which 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.
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.
An aggressive defense is vital to preventing the worst consequences of a DUI arrest. Jason Slider has the skills and experience needed to ensure the best possible outcome from your first time DUI case. He has tried DUI cases for more than 18 years and has spent time as a state prosecutor as well as a defense lawyer. As a result, he knows the ins and outs of the system, and where the prosecution's case is the weakest. Jason will use those weaknesses to get you the best possible outcome for your case.