Drinking and driving is never a good idea, especially for someone who is under the legal drinking age. Unfortunately, young people often make poor choices. This was definitely the case as in a recent incident involving a 16-year-old drunk driver in Lawrence Twp. N.J. that struck a parked semi as he got onto the highway. The accident took the lives of three of his friends.
The tragedy of this situation is clear. Underage drinking in the state of Pennsylvania is a serious crime. Since there are fatalities involved, that makes this a complicated case that will require a strong and committed defense for the young man.
A case of underage drinking has become far more serious. Not only is this young man potentially subject to criminal charges for the deaths of his friends, he has clearly opened himself and his parents to the reality of civil liabilities as well. There is no doubt that this young man’s life will never be the same after this tragic accident.
Steven E. Kellis has over 20 years of experience on both sides of DUI lawsuits. He has prosecuted and defended those who have been involved in DUI accidents that resulted in fatalities. Having the Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis in your corner from the first moments of your arrest is the best first step in your DUI defense case.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a serious DUI accident of any kind, even those that have ended in serious injuries or a fatality, you can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by either calling the number or using the contact form located on our page. The initial consultation and legal analysis of your DUI case is free.