Understanding Consequences of an Under 21 DUI
Georgia law dictates that if a person under the age of 21 is pulled over and has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over .02%, they will be charged with a DUI. This charge will be applied regardless of whether or not the driver was impaired. Unfortunately, a BAC of .02% can occur even when you have not been drinking and mere environmental factors have registered your BAC at that level. Many studies have shown that the breath-testing device used in DUI arrest are not 100% accurate and can lead to a false reading indicating alcohol consumption.
An under 21 DUI conviction may cause you to suffer with a license suspension for six months to a year; you may even be required to pay heavy fines and serve twelve months probation. In addition to the immediate impact of an underage DUI conviction, you may also have a lifetime criminal record that will impact your future. It is very important therefore that you get help with this serious legal situation by contacting an Alpharetta DUI lawyer.
Defending Against DUI Charges in Fulton County
The experience of being arrested and charged with a DUI while under 21 can be very frightening and confusing. This arrest can be the just the beginning of a very serious legal situation. It is very important that you have and experienced defense attorney to handle the details of your case. The legal team at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson has over 20 years of experience of working exclusively with DUI cases; we are ready to assist you with your case. If you are pulled over by an officer who suspects you are driving under the influence, you only have to answer basic questions such as your name and address and provide your license and registration. You can then refuse to answer any more questions without your lawyer present.
Contact a Roswell DUI Attorney from our firm today if you have been arrested and charged with DUI and are under 21 years of age.