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Under 21 Drunk Driving in San Francisco

San Francisco DUI Lawyer

The complications attendant to a DUI are many; when you compound that fact with being under 21, you are facing serious penalties. Once you reach the age of 18, you are considered an adult in the eyes of the law. Juvenile court will not process your case because of your age. Although you are now considered legally an adult, your punishment is far more severe due to the fact that anyone under 21 found to be under the influence of any amount of alcohol, will be charged with a DUI. For a regular DUI, the BAC of the driver must be .08 percent or above to be charged with a DUI. In the case of an under 21 driver, the BAC need only be .01 percent.

You can't afford to not have skilled and experienced representation on your side if you are going up against under 21 DUI charges. If you are convicted you will be fully penalized, the consequences of that are severe and will have a dramatic effect on your life.

Penalties for Underage DUI in California

Under normal circumstances in Under 21 DUIs, your license will mandatorily be suspended for one year if you are found to be driving under the influence. If you immediately avail yourself of legal help you may be able to retain some of your driving privileges. If it is found that you had a BAC of .08 percent or higher, your DUI will be considered a criminal offense and could even be tried as a felony. You will be facing the routine DUI penalties along with further punitive actions due to your age.

This could mean loss of driving privileges for at least one year, driving classes, mandatory alcohol meetings, and a mark on your permanent record. You may be able to avoid some or all of these penalties if you hire a DUI attorney to represent you.

Contact a San Francisco Under 21 DUI Attorney if you have recently been arrested for a DUI.