Defending Against Underage DUI Charges
In Virginia, it is illegal for a person under the age of 21 to operate a motor vehicle with a .02 blood alcohol concentration. The legal limit for adults is .08. If you have been charged with underage DUI, it is important to talk to a criminal defense lawyer who knows how to handle these serious cases.
If you have been charged with underage DUI, you may also be charged with a related crime such as underage drinking. As a criminal defense attorney with more than 18 years of experience, including four as a prosecutor, I can guide you through the legal process while protecting your rights. I will aggressively seek the best possible outcome, whether it is dismissal of charges, reduced charges or alternative sentencing.
An underage DUI conviction could have lasting consequences that hold you back in your educational and professional life. A criminal record could keep you from attending a certain college or obtaining a professional license. This is why it is so important to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer before pleading guilty.
It may be tempting to plead guilty just to put this matter behind you. Remember, however, that a criminal record will not only be part of your past, but will affect your present life and your future. I am here to help you avoid these harsh consequences or lessen them to the greatest possible extent.
Talk To An Attorney Who Can Protect Your Future
If you have been accused of underage drunk driving, minor in possession of alcohol or a related crime in Virginia, I am here for you. To arrange your free initial consultation, call my Lynchburg law offices at 434-338-7028 or contact me online.