Serious Penalties for Underage Drinking
California exercises a very strict zero tolerance toward minors drinking and operating vehicles, and if you are found with a 0.01% or higher blood alcohol content, you may be charged with a DUI under California Vehicle §23136.
If you were found to be operating a vehicle under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol content of 0.05% or higher, then you may be required to attend court-appointed alcohol education or rehabilitation programs. If your blood content was higher than 0.08% and you were under the age of 21, then you will automatically be facing a felony DUI and will most likely spend time in prison, pay heavy fines, and have your license revoked or suspended. Under 21 drivers may also face longer revocations of their licenses pending completion of treatment programs.
Working with Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated
It is important to remember that if your arrest took place because you were involved in an injury- or death-causing accident, you will be facing harsher penalties as well. In your time of need, do not hesitate to contact a Modesto DUI attorney at Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated. Our team has substantial experience in providing outstanding representation to our clients and helping them achieve favorable outcomes for their cases.
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Being under 21 and facing DUI charges can be scary, and if you are convicted, then you may have to face the consequences of a DUI conviction for years to come. Protect your future and work with our team. We will challenge all evidence and question all parties and witnesses. Contact our firm today to speak with a Modesto DUI attorney and schedule a free case evaluation.