Recently, there have been many stories in the news about students from colleges around the nation being arrested for DUI. From the 20-year-old Texas State student who drove her Barbie Jeep to class after her license was suspended, to the 21-year old MSU student government president who resigned from her prestigious position after her DUI arrest, the impact of being arrested for DUI can be severe, especially for full-time college students trying to juggle school, work, internships, family and a social life.
The number one message to college students and those just reaching drinking age should be to abide by the law. Having a good time is no justification for driving impaired. Not only is it extremely dangerous, the legal consequences are severe. These consequences become even harsher if the student is underage.
In Arizona, Underage DUI charges are never treated lightly. While the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is .08 for drivers over age 21, Arizona has a zero tolerance policy for underage drivers with any amount of alcohol in their system. Standard penalties for Underage DUI in Arizona often include:
- Jail time
- Mandatory alcohol treatment programs
- Community service
- A suspended driver’s license for up to 2 years.
Students who are arrested for DUI have a difficult road ahead of them. If they’ve caused the death or injury of another through reckless driving, the emotional burden can be ten times worse when the weight of a criminal record is added to their shoulders. Students convicted of a DUI may miss out on other important educational and career opportunities as well.
Hire Underage DUI Attorney Charlie Naegle
Charlie Naegle is an experienced Phoenix underage DUI attorney who is dedicated to fighting for your freedoms and defending your case. His experience in Arizona DUI law will give you advantage in court as he aggressively and effectively represents you. Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys offers free phone consultations anytime, anywhere, so you can get your questions answered when you need it most. Contact the Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys at (480) 378-9000 today to give your student the legal support they need to get through their DUI case and get their lives back.