If you are under 21 and have over .02% blood alcohol concentration (BAC), you will be charged with a DUI whether you are impaired or not. Georgia law has serious punishments in place for underage drinkers. Unfortunately, a BAC of .02% is a very low reading and can be caused by other factors that don't involve alcohol. In addition to the low acceptable BAC level, the device used to test you BAC is not 100% accurate.
There are several factors that can lead to an incorrect reading. If you are convicted of a DUI under the age of 21, you may face up to six months to a year of license suspension, expensive fines, and 12 months of probation. You may also have a lifetime criminal record that may impact your future. If you are arrested and charged with an underage DUI, you should contact an experienced DeKalb County DUI lawyer immediately.
DUI Attorney for Underage DUI Charges
An arrest for underage drinking and driving can be very scary and confusing - have the legal team at Richard S. Lawson by your side during the critical time following your arrest. Our firm has over 20 years of experience defending DUI cases exclusively. We have the outstanding qualifications needed to assist with your case.
If you are stopped by law enforcement for suspicion of DUI, it is important to only answer the basic questions required by law such as name, address, and provide your license and registration documents. If an officer asks if you have been drinking, you do not have to respond. Get legal representation as soon as possible following an arrest.
Contact a DeKalb County under 21 DUI lawyer from the firm if you have been arrested and charged with DUI and are under the legal drinking age of 21.