Underage DUI in Texas
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It's always serious when someone is suddenly exposed to the legal penalties that can come with a drunk driving charge. However, for young people, these kinds of consequences can have an even greater effect. Underage drivers still have college and job applications ahead of them, countless financial considerations, and, ideally, should be on a trajectory for success that does not include any legal entanglements.
If your son or daughter has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI), then it is time to speak to counsel. At J. Roland Jeter, P.C., Attorney Jeter is a skilled former prosecutor who is well-versed in the challenges facing those accused of drunk driving. With more than four decades of legal and trial experience, he has time and time again fought to protect the rights of his clients and consistently ensured that the best possible outcome was secured on their behalf.
Ready to start exploring your legal options? Contact an experienced Irving DWI defense lawyer ready to provide answers at 972.330.4050 today.
The Consequences of Underage Drunk Driving
Unlike adult drivers, there is no "legal limit" when considering an underage driver's blood alcohol content. Because those under 21 cannot legally purchase or consume alcohol, any trace of it detected in a breathalyzer (or another BAC test) means that they can be arrested for suspected underage drunk driving, a Class C misdemeanor.
Penalties for an underage DUI conviction in Texas can include:
- $500 in fines
- 60-day license suspension
- Community service
- Alcohol awareness education
In extreme cases, or in cases where there have been repeat offenses, jail time and increased fines and suspensions can be possible. No matter what the circumstances of your son or daughter's case, however, Attorney Jeter can help. Not only can he challenge any inconsistencies with the state's evidence against his clients, but also ensure that they are given every consideration they deserve under the law.
Do not proceed without a proven advocate by your side. Request a case evaluation today.