Getting an underage DUI can happen very easily. Less experienced consumers of alcohol tend to have a lot of difficulty keeping track of how much they drink. Even when people do try to keep track of how many drinks they have had, gauging one’s own sobriety is tough to do.
Police officers are often on the lookout for younger drivers late at night because the legal standard for underage DUIs is much lower than for regular DUIs. In Pennsylvania drivers under the age of 21 are not permitted to have any alcohol in their system if they are operating a vehicle.
Underage DUIs in Lehigh County can result in many different penalties including:
- Insurance costs being severely increased
- Additional charges stemming from the initial DUI charge
- A possible criminal conviction on the driver’s record
- Possible jail time, ranging from 90 days to up to 6 months for multiple underage DUIs
- Very hefty DUI associated fines
- Expensive DUI related classes
These are just a few of the consequences that can come about as a result of an underage DUI conviction. You may face a number of other repercussions if you are found guilty of an underage DUI. That’s why it’s important to get a Lehigh County DUI lawyer who has years of DUI experience to represent you when facing these kinds of serious consequences.
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Once you’ve been arrested and charged with an underage DUI, the clock starts ticking. The prosecution will start working on their case and they will try to ensure that you suffer the maximum penalty for your alleged DUI. That means that you should start working right away on developing the best way to defend yourself. When you contact me, I will personally working on your case right away.
Together, we will build the best possible defense for you against the underage DUI charges you are facing. Call or email me today to get started.