Underage DUI charges in Roswell GA

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Police officers stop Roswell drivers for DUI - driving under the influence - all the time. DUI charges have harsh penalties and can be problematic. This is especially true if you are under the legal drinking age of 21. Typically, the legal blood alcohol limit for DUI is .08 grams. However, if you are under the age of 21, the legal limit drops to .02 on a blood or breath test. This means that a result of .02 or higher is a presumption of DUI if you are under 21. Any alcohol in your system at all basically means that you are too presumed intoxicated and should not be driving.

If you are convicted of DUI in the city of Roswell (or if “bound” over to Fulton County) and you blew below a .08, you could lose your Georgia drivers' license for six months. Generally, there is no limited driving privileges available and Roswell prosecuting attorneys recommend you serve a minimum 20 hours of community service.

If you are under 21 DUI and had breathalyzer results of over .08, you will lose your drivers license for a year, face jail time, and have to perform a minimum of 40 hours of community service. The penalties for a DUI conviction in the city of Roswell make it important that you speak with an experienced DUI attorney promptly. A DUI lawyer can formulate legal defense strategies that will potentially lead to getting your charges reduced, or even dismissed. Call the DUI lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Lawson provide thorough and effective representation for underage DUI offenders.

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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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