Lawmakers in the state have created particularly harsh penalties for those who are found to be driving while under the influence while under the legal drinking age (21). This is an attempt to deter young people from this dangerous driving habit. If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .02% or above, you will be arrested and charged with DUI even if your driving was not impaired. Breath testing has a percentage of flawed results, and a .02% reading could easily be related to a problem with the testing equipment. In fact, individuals have been arrested for under 21 DUI who have not consumed alcohol at all. In order to defend the charge, it is very important that you contact an experienced Cherokee County DUI attorney.
DUI Under 21 Lawyer Serving Cherokee County
Dealing with law enforcement, being arrested, and being booked at the police station is a frightening situation. Sadly, this is only the beginning of what could be a very serious legal problem. Those who are convicted of an under 21 DUI offense face a driver's license suspension for up to a year. Even those who have not been driving under the influence, but have attempted to purchase alcohol and are caught will often have their driver's license suspended. Any of these situations require legal assistance from a skilled DUI lawyer from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson. The legal team has helped countless young people regain their ability to drive legally through a variety of actions depending upon the case at hand.
It is important to understand the law related to underage driving or any DUI arrest. You are not required to answer questions without an attorney present. This includes the question, “Have you been drinking?” Many people engage in conversation with law enforcement and later regret they did, as what they said is presented in such a way that it makes the case harder to defend. The first step after an arrest is to contact the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson and get an attorney to aggressively fight for your right to drive.
Contact a Cherokee County Underage DUI Attorney from the firm today for assistance in your criminal case.