Under Florida law, anyone under the age of 21 who consumes alcohol is committing a crime. There are no exceptions. Underage drinkers cause a disproportionate number of alcohol-related auto fatalities, so the law tends to be more severe where these drinkers are concerned. While the blood alcohol content (BAC) of all drinkers of age should be no more than 0.08%, people under the age of 21 can have no more than a 0.02% BAC.
If your child has been convicted of an underage DUI, don’t hesitate to give our Orlando underage DUI lawyer a call. Attorney Wiseman has more than 15 years of legal experience to offer your child’s case. The sooner we begin to mount a defense, the stronger your child’s case will be.
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If your child is convicted of an underage DUI, he or she could face jail time and a fine ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. The jail sentence will be determined by the judge. Additionally, his or her license will be suspended for up to 6 months. For a second or subsequent conviction, he or she will face 10 days to 12 months in jail, a fine ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, and license suspension for up to 1 year.
Depending on the prosecutor, your child could also be charged with several related crimes in addition to an underage DUI, such as the following:
Likewise, many insurance companies will either terminate the underage driver’s policy after a DUI conviction or increase the monthly premium by $100 to $200 or more. These companies will consider your child to be a liability after a DUI conviction and will prepare for potential auto accidents in the future by increasing the premium.
Make sure your child’s future isn’t ruined by an underage DUI conviction. Talk to our skilled Orlando DUI attorney about the circumstances of your child’s arrest as soon as possible. We can use our years of experience to help your child defend his or her rights and freedom.
Contact us at (407) 708-9127 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation with us today.