Underage DUI: Miami DUI Lawyer
Under 21 Charges for DUI in Miami?
At Seltzer Law, P.A., we defend underage drivers that are facing charges for DUI. The consequences of a conviction are significant, and young drivers deserve to have a quality Miami DUI lawyer fighting for them. Our lead attorney, David Seltzer, is a former prosecuting attorney, and having served on the "other side" allows him to understand fully how to successfully challenge evidence in DUI cases. An underage DUI charge can be filed when a driver registers at .02% or higher in the breath or blood test. This is a very low alcohol content, and it is believed that this "zero tolerance" policy will be a deterrent to underage drivers. The problems associated with such a low BAC level include that a Breathalyzer unit may not be correctly calibrated or maintained, or that the driver had recently used mouthwash containing alcohol, and many other factors that should be reviewed as early as possible after the arrest.
In order to be pulled over for suspicion of DUI, the underage driver must have given police reasonable suspicion of DUI through some form of driving conduct, whether speeding, swerving, wide turns, reckless driving, or other violation. In some cases, the initial police stop is related to a minor matter such as a broken taillight, and upon being stopped, the driver is then tested for DUI. If there has been any rights violation, you can be confident that this matter will be addressed by your defense lawyer. Illegal police stops are not uncommon; when this is established as having taken place, any evidence obtained will be inadmissible in court. There are a number of defense options that could exist in cases of a DUI charged filed against an underage driver. Talk with the professionals at our firm about your case. We are available 24/7. Exercise your right to remain silent and call our firm immediately after an arrest for DUI.
Penalties for Underage DUI in Miami
Any person under 21 who registers at .02% BAC or higher, and who is alleged to have been in control of a vehicle, will be charged with DUI. The penalties imposed will include license suspension for 6 months, and longer in cases of higher BAC levels. For example, a BAC of .05% is subject to more extreme penalties, including the requirement to complete a substance abuse program. For a BAC of .08% or higher, the underage driver could be facing jail time and fines up to $2,000. A second conviction for DUI for a driver under 21 will lead to far more severe penalties. Let us look over the situation and advise you of what could be done to avoid the repercussions of a conviction. We know defense law, and our aggressive approach has proven to be effective in many cases of underage DUI.
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