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Underage DUI

Underage DUI Lawyer in Marietta

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If you or your child has been arrested for driving with a blood alcohol content of .02% or greater, do not delay in taking action. The penalties for a DUI conviction can cause serious repercussions throughout your child's life, potentially resulting in disqualification for a scholarship or even rejection from certain universities, as well as a criminal record which could make it difficult to find suitable employment. You need a hard-hitting criminal defense attorney who can defend your child's rights and fight to clear the charges.

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What are the penalties for underage DUI in Georgia?

Most drivers in Georgia can operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration as high as .08% without being arrested for DUI, provided that their ability to operate a vehicle is not impaired by alcohol. Underage drivers, however, are subject to a driver's license suspension when any amount of alcohol is detected by a chemical test of the breath or blood. An underage drunk driving offense is punishable by a driver's license suspension lasting six months, or twelve months in cases where the BAC was above .08%.

Penalties for a first underage DUI conviction (BAC above .02%):

  • Jail time will not be mandatory
  • Between $300 and $1,000 in fines
  • License suspension for six months
  • 20 hours of community service

Penalties for a first underage DUI conviction (BAC above .08%):

  • Minimum of 24 hours in jail
  • Between $300 and $1,000 in fines
  • License suspension for one year
  • 40 hours of community service

Penalties for a second underage DUI conviction (BAC above .02%):

  • Minimum of three days in jail
  • Between $600 and $1,000 in fines
  • License suspension for three years
  • 30 hours of community service

Additionally, a conviction in the present case may count as a prior offense in the event that your child is arrested for driving under the influence in the future—which would lead to increased penalties. Whether your child is facing a driver's license suspension or is also at risk of being sent to jail, it is advisable that you retain a DUI attorney in Marietta as early as possible. Don't make the mistake of thinking that the only option is to accept a plea bargain; there may be a way to have the case dismissed!

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