Gilbert Underage DUI
If you are under the age of 21 and have been arrested for drunk driving in the Town of Gilbert, you could be facing very serious penalties if convicted of this charge. The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for adults is 0.08%, for commercial drivers it is 0.04% and for minors under the age of 21, it is 0.00%. If you are found with trace amounts of alcohol in your system, you will be charged with Underage Drinking and Driving in the State of Arizona.
For a first time conviction of underage DUI, you may face the following penalties:
- Fines and surcharges of approximately $1,400
- Probation, education classes, community service
- 24 month license suspension
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
There may be additional penalties imposed depending on other factors being considered in your case, including your BAC level, whether you had a valid driver's license, if you were involved in a car accident, or other circumstances leading to the arrest. Because the consequences can be extremely burdensome and long lasting, including a criminal record if convicted, it is critical to consult with an experienced attorney before making any decisions in your case. A criminal record can limit your opportunities in certain fields, especially licensed professions, commercial drivers and other high level career opportunities. It is important to consult with legal counsel as early on in your case as possible to ensure you understand your rights and legal options throughout the process.Charged with Underage DUI in Gilbert? This Firm can Help!
If you have been charged with underage DUI you should seek the legal assistance of the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC. Attorney Trent Buckallew has been practicing criminal defense since 1999, has successfully handled numerous cases throughout the course of his career, and understands the impact a conviction can have on a young person's future. Mr. Buckallew has the experience and knowledge to launch an aggressive defense in court and will advocate on your behalf for the most favorable outcome possible.