Fight Underage DUI Charges in Southern California
Helping Protect the Freedom & Future of Minors
Vehicle Code Section 23152 prohibits drivers from driving under the influence of alcohol and/ or drugs and from driving with a BAC of 0.08% or above. For those who are under the age of 21, the presence of any alcohol in the system is enough to trigger an APS action and criminal charges under California’s zero tolerance law. A person under 21 can be subjected to charges for violating Vehicle Code Section 23152 (“adult DUI”) in addition to Vehicle Code Section 23140 (driving with a BAC of 0.05% to 0.07% known as a “youthful DUI”), and Vehicle Code Section 23136 (driving with a BAC of 0.01% or higher known as violating “zero tolerance”).
If you are under the age of 21 and have been arrested by law enforcement on suspicion of driving under the influence or driving with a BAC of 0.01% or higher, you should not hesitate to reach out to a skilled Southern California DUI lawyer for assistance. At Parker Law Center, we know how intimidating it can be to face the harshness of the criminal justice system, especially for a minor. Attorney Kellee Parker Harris will fight for your future as she has dedicated her practice to helping those who have been accused of driving under the influence. Attorney Parker is committed to providing a fierce, effective and compassionate representation.
Penalties For an Underage DUI Conviction
Should you just plead guilty to your charges and accept the consequences? Absolutely not. The penalties for a single DUI arrest can be monumental, which means you should pursue every available option with the help of a legal advocate. There is a huge difference between being convicted of an underage and standard “adult” DUI versus a “youthful DUI” or violating California’s “zero tolerance” law. Depending on the blood alcohol level and facts of your case, many times a skilled DUI attorney can have charges reduced from the standard adult DUI, Vehicle Code Section 23152, to a lesser offense.
An underage DUI charge can carry the following penalties:
- One year driver’s license suspension
- Mandatory alcohol education program
- Court fines and fees
- Community Service
Attorney Kellee Parker Harris is well versed with the different charges someone under 21 years of age can be subjected to when found driving with a BAC of 0.01% or greater. She will subpoena all of the available evidence and craft an effective defense. Attorney Parker will fight for the best possible outcome on your case. The legal team at Parker Law Center will be available throughout the court case and DMV hearing to explain the processes to you and answer any questions you might have.
Discuss your options with a skilled attorney today; contact Parker Law Center now at (800) 805-8804 to start reviewing your options!