YOUNGER THAN 21: ZERO TOLERANCE:
UNDERAGE DUI: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
In California it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.01% or higher if you are under 21 years of age.
In many ways an underage DUI is really two crimes: 1. Underage possession of alcohol, and 2. Violating Zero Tolerance Law for underage drivers. In many ways the penalties for a younger than 21 DUI are even more severe than for drivers who are over 21. This is because California has a Zero Tolerance Law which carries with it harsh penalties for underage drinkers arrested for DUI.
If you are younger than 21 and convicted of a DUI you ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A RESTRICTED LICENSE AFTER YOUR LICENSE IS SUSPENDED FOR 30 DAYS TO GO TO WORK OR DUI SCHOOL. YOU DON’T GET A 30 DAY TEMPORARY PINK LICENSE LIKE A FIRST TIME DUI OVER 21 DRIVER. INSTEAD, YOUR CAR WILL BE IMPOUNDED FOR 30 DAYS AND YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR 1 YEAR ON A FIRST OFFENSE.
We are not talking about ‘drunk’ driving- we are talking about driving with ANY alcohol in your system – as litle as .01% BAC. In other words – Zero Tolerance. A sip of wine during a toast at wedding party, in theory, could lead to a younger than 21 DUI conviction.
Because of the seriousness of a Younger than 21 DUI charge it is imperative that you contact our attorneys right away to help you fight or negotiate your case. The Got DUI Lawyer has the expert underage DUI attorneys with the connections and experience you need in order to prove your innocence or work out a favorable deal for the younger than 21 DUI case for you or your loved one.
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