Los Angeles Underage DUI Attorney
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People under the age of 21 are legally barred from driving under the influence (DUI) with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of any level. California is a zero-tolerance state, meaning if an underage driver is caught with any alcohol in his or her system, he or she can be convicted of an infraction. Likewise, if a young individual is found with a BAC of 0.08% or higher, they can be charged with a standard DUI and face the same penalties as drivers who are at least 21 years of age.
If your child is facing a DUI conviction, give our skilled Los Angeles DUI attorney a call as soon as possible. The sooner our experienced lawyer can begin mounting a defense on behalf of your child, the better his or her chances are of avoiding severe penalties.
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An underage driver with a BAC or 0.01% or higher can be convicted of a zero-tolerance offense, which is an infraction. The penalties for an infraction are fines up to $250 and a minimum 1-year license suspension. An underage driver with a BAC of 0.05% or higher can also be charged with an underage DUI and face a similar 1-year license suspension. Likewise, he or she can face a fine ranging from $100 to $300. Those who are at least 18 years of age must also complete an alcohol education program as a condition of license reinstatement.
A zero-tolerance offense won’t add points to a driving record, but an underage or standard DUI conviction will lead to 2 points being added to the person’s record. Too many points can lead to a license suspension and will likely increase the cost of the person’s auto insurance.
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If your child is facing one of the charges listed above, don’t hesitate to give us a call. The Law Offices of Scott R. Spindel can offer you more than 15 years of experience. Attorney Scott Spindel has extensive courtroom and trial experience and has handled many drunk driving cases throughout Southern California. Let us see what we can do for you.
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