In Cherokee County, police officers make numerous DUI arrests. A large number of those Cherokee County arrests are of drivers who are under the legal drinking age of 21. The penalties for a DUI are harsh - jail time, hefty fines, community service, probation, and the consequences for a young person with a DUI can affect school and career options.
The rules are different for underage DUI arrestees. The legal limit for DUI in Georgia is .08. However, if the driver is under the legal drinking age, the legal limit for a DUI is .02. This is an exceedingly low blood alcohol concentration. If you blow a .02 or higher on a intox 500 and are under the age of 21, you are presumed to be driving under the influence of alcohol. If you are convicted for DUI in Cherokee County and you blew below a .08, you could lose your drivers license for 6 months. Generally, there is no limited driving permit available.
If you are an under 21 DUI driver with a breath test result of over .08, you will lose your drivers license for a year. The harsh DUI penalties in Cherokee County make it important that you speak with an experienced DUI attorney as soon as you are released from the initial arrest. A DUI attorney can assist you in getting your unjust DUI charges reduced to a lesser charge, dismissed, or possibly even won at trial. The DUI attorneys at the Law Office of Richard Lawson provide aggressive and strong representation for those charged with a DUI who are under 21. When you have a lot at stake, make sure you get the best possible result. Call Mr. Lawson today.