Defense of DUI Charges Against Underage Clients
Under 21 DUI Lawyers in Alabama
If you are an underage (under 21) driver in Alabama, you can be convicted for driving while under the influence (DUI) for a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) as low as .02, even though the minimum for over 21 drivers is .08. Despite this lower level, it is important to remember that younger drivers can sometimes have wider options for the favorable resolution of drunk driving charges.
If you face charges for underage drinking and driving in Alabama, call Parkman White, LLP to learn more about your legal alternatives. With our DUI focused office in Dothan, we have the resources to protect your rights if you face charges of DUI and you are under 21 years old. Contact us today at 334-792-1900 to schedule an appointment with one of our three DUI defense offices.
Our offices focus on all aspects of drunk driving defense. Underage clients will not only benefit from our experience and skill with trial defense, but also our familiarity with the range of treatment, community service and diversion options that might be available depending on where you were arrested.
Underage Drinking DUI Lawyer with many options for your drunk driving case.
If your BAC was greater than .08, we’ll probably look to apply our Basic DUI defense strategy, which includes us representing you at a driver’s license suspension hearing with a trial before a judge and also a high probability of a jury trial, all for a single flat fee.
We’ll consider a different approach if your blood alcohol concentration was between .04 and .08. On a first offense, as an underage driver, you’ll probably qualify for treatment as a youthful offender and eventual sealing of your criminal record. This can protect you from the future consequences of an underage DUI conviction, depending on the state in which you were arrested. However, we might be better off taking your case to trial. Since you have several options for a successful defense, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after being charged with underage DUI. Contact us for a consultation with a skilled DUI attorney at Parkman White, LLP.
You will benefit from the experience of focused DUI defense attorneys backed up by the resources and reputation of a nationally recognized criminal defense law firm. Call us now to schedule your free initial consultation.