Cal. Veh. Code § 23140 states that it is illegal for a person under the age of 21 to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .05% or higher, which is significantly lower than the .08% BAC required for the legal DUI arrest of a person who is of legal drinking age. If a person under 21 is convicted of DUI, they will be required under Cal. Veh. Code § 23502 to attend a driving-under-the-influence program at their own expense. They will also suffer license suspension until they can provide satisfactory proof of financial responsibility, as well as completion of their DUI program.
If you have been arrested for underage DUI, do not hesitate to hire a Riverside DUI attorney to defend you. Unless your lawyer is capable of fighting your charges, you could end up with two points on your driving record that could eventually lead to a revoked license if you are convicted of any other traffic offenses. The Law Offices of Thomas Wallin could provide the legal representation you need, so call today to schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation.
Our firm is a member of several legal associations, including the California DUI Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense®. We have proven our ability to provide competent defense from false DUI charges and we are prepared to fight for you. By retaining a lawyer from our firm, you will receive personal attention and service from an attorney who truly cares about you and the outcome of your case. Call now or complete our online evaluation form to get started. Our legal team would love to review your case and help you decide on a legal course of action.