Underage DUI Defense Lawyer in Mesa, AZ
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In the state of Arizona, an underage driver can be arrested for
driving under the influence (DUI) if they are operating a vehicle with any amount of alcohol in their system.
A DUI charge is an extremely serious matter and can expose a minor to
harsh criminal consequences if convicted. If your underage son or daughter
has been charged with DUI, it is imperative you contact a powerful Mesa
DUI lawyer from Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys as soon
as possible to protect their future.
Countless clients have trusted our firm for the following reasons:
- AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for superior ethics and skill
- Named to 2013 “Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40” list
- Perfect 10.0 “Superb” Avvo Rating
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What Are the Penalties for Underage DUI in AZ?
Minors under the age of 21 in Arizona are only permitted to consume alcohol
for religious or medical purposes and are strictly prohibited from operating
a motor vehicle with even the slightest amount of alcohol in their system.
A minor needs only register a 0.01% blood alcohol concentration (BAC)
in order to be arrested for DUI.
A minor convicted of a first-offense DUI can face the following consequences:
- A minimum of 24 hours in jail, up to 10 days
- A 90-360 day driver’s license suspension
- Up to $1,600 in fines
- A Class 1 misdemeanor criminal record
- Mandatory substance abuse counseling
- Increased car insurance rates for 3-5 years
A second offense can increase these penalties dramatically, including up
to 90 days in jail, a one year driver’s license suspension, and
fines up to $2,500. Since these charges are often paired with misdemeanor
underage consumption of alcohol charges, these penalties can add up quickly
and put a minor in a truly frightening situation.
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At Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys, we understand the gravity
of your situation and are prepared to go the distance to protect your
child’s reputation and freedom. With constant communication and
an unshakable commitment to protecting your child’s wellbeing, our
Mesa DUI lawyers can use their vast legal knowledge to refute the prosecution’s
claims and maximize your chances of achieving a favorable outcome. As
shown by our
numerous successes, we can provide the results-driven advocacy you need during this difficult time.
The best way to get started is by taking advantage of your free consultation. Schedule yours today!