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Why is it important to contest underage DUI charges?

Kids under the age of 18 in Virginia often have a license and the ability to drive, but aren't yet legally able to drink. That doesn't stop it from happening, though. Unfortunately, underage drinking occurs quite often, and illegal situations such as drinking and driving can follow. Mark B. Arthur, P.C., is here to show you the potential far-reaching effects of a DUI conviction for someone who's underage like you.

First of all, consider your future. As a student who may not even be in college yet, there are plenty of things that you have left to accomplish. But imagine being unable to apply to your preferred college or to get hired at the job of your dreams, all because you have an underage DUI conviction on your record. Some schools and many places of employment deny admittance for people with underage DUIs, so this is a real possibility.

Not only that, but you could find yourself being unable to commute because your license has been temporarily suspended. This can make going to your new job or workplace difficult. It can also make finding a new home, moving out, and moving on with your life much more of a struggle than it needs to be.

When dealing with an underage DUI charge, you should take it as the serious and potentially life-altering event that it is. Protect yourself from facing the harsh consequences by taking time to read up on DUI related cases at our web site, linked above. This will help you prepare for your own case.

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