DUI Charges for those Under 21

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 07, 2011 | 0 Comments

Every day Gwinnett County police officers stop drivers under the age of 21 for driving under the influence DUI. The rules are little different (and more stringent) for the underage drunk driving suspects. Typically, the legal limit for DUI is .08. However, if you are under the legal drinking age, the legal limit for a DUI is .02 on a state administered breath test. So if you blow a .02 or higher, and are under 21, you presumed to be driving under the influence. If you are convicted with DUI in Gwinnett County and you blew below a .08, you could lose your drivers license for 6 months. Generally, there is no limited driving permanent available and Gwinnett County prosecutors recommend you serve at least 20 hours of community service.

If you are an under age 21 DUI driver with a breath test of over .08, you will lose your drivers license for a year, face 24 hours in jail, and have to perform at least 40 hours of community service. The harsh implications of a DUI conviction in Gwinnett County make it important that you speak with an experienced DUI lawyer right away. A DUI attorney can help you find legal defenses that will lead to you getting your charges reduced, or even dismissed. The DUI lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Lawson provide thorough and effective representation for underage DUI offenders. Call today for a free consultation.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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