Do you know the BAC limit in California for under 21?
Perhaps the only thing more stressful than being charged with drunk driving or other driving under the influence offense yourself is when it is happening to your child. Any person under the age of 21 who is arrested or charged with a DUI can be facing different consequences depending on his or her exact age. An underage adult (age 18 to 20) may be given much harsher charges and sentencing if convicted than a minor.
California has zero tolerance for underage drinking and driving
The penalties for underage DUI are severe. California has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to anyone under the age of 21 drinking and driving. If the driver is a minor under the age of 18 and has a BAC (Blood Alcohol Level) of 0.01% he or she will be arrested for DUI and may get a suspended license for one year or until their 18th birthday—whichever is greater. He or she may also have to pay expensive fines and attend substance abuse counseling.
DUI Attorney Lynn Gorelick can help
Attorney Lynn Gorelick has been advising parents and children accused of crimes, including alcohol and driving related crimes, in the Bay Area for three decades. She approaches each case with the experience of a seasoned attorney and the perspective of a concerned parent. If you or your son or daughter face a minor DUI charge in the Bay Area, call Attorney Gorelick for a free consultation and case review at 510-785-1444.