Underage DUI in California
Newport Beach DUI Defense Attorney
California has a Zero Tolerance Law when it comes to underage DUI. If you are under 21 and are stopped for drunk driving and have a blood alcohol content of .01% or greater, you will be charged with a DUI. With a blood alcohol content of .05% or higher you may be charged with an underage DUI and a regular DUI at the same time. Underage DUI convictions will result in a driver's license suspension of one year.
If you or someone you know has been charged with an underage DUI in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, or anywhere in Orange County, California, it is crucial that you contact the
Newport Beach defense lawyer at the firm. Attorney Scott D. Hughes has represented countless clients on DUI charges in the Orange County area. He knows how to prepare an aggressive and effective defense strategy to fight DUI charges. He can also help you in preparing evidence to obtain a restricted license if your DUI has resulted in a loss of driving privileges.
Consequences of an Underage DUI in California
If convicted of an underage DUI, your vehicle may be confiscated by a judge. In addition, you may have to pay fines of several thousand dollars as well as attend driving safety classes and alcohol/drug abuse education classes. In order to reinstate your license after the suspension period, you will have to show proof of insurance. Your auto insurance may be canceled with an underage DUI conviction.
Underage individuals who refuse to submit to a DUI chemical test will automatically lose their license for a year. Subsequent refusals to submit to a chemical test within 10 years will carry harsher penalties.
Individuals who have been convicted of an underage DUI must disclose this on any college application which may cause adverse consequences for them.
Anyone facing a possible conviction of an underage DUI, therefore, needs the skilled and capable guidance of Newport Beach DUI defense attorney Scott D. Hughes, who has dedicated his career to helping individuals fight criminal charges throughout Orange County.
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