Gilbert Underage DUI Attorney
GILBERT UNDERAGE DUI LAWYER – Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney
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 (B.A.C.) 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 any 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 be facing the following penalties:
- Maximum of 6 months in jail
- Fines and surcharges of up to $2,500
- Probation, education classes, community service
- Up to a 24-month license suspension
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
- Higher insurance premiums
- 30-day vehicle impound
There may be additional penalties imposed depending on other factors being considered in your case, including your B.A.C. level, whether you had a valid driver's license at the time of the stop, whether 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 professional career opportunities. It is crucial to consult with experienced 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!
An Underage DUI arrest can be stressful and hiring the right attorney with significant experience and compassion can help you navigate the court process, assist with associated MVD issues, car impound matters and launch an aggressive defense on your behalf to ensure the best outcome possible in your case.
Given the significant consequences if convicted of an Underage DUI, it is imperative that you seek the advice and counsel of an attorney who has significant experience in litigating DUI cases. Mr. Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer with nearly 20 years’ experience in fighting DUI cases in the Gilbert Municipal Court, the Highland Justice Court and just about every other court in the Valley. He has the experience necessary launch the best defense strategies available in order to achieve the best outcome possible in your case.
Why Hire a Gilbert DUI Attorney?
- Fight to reduce or eliminate jail time
- Fight to limit exposure to heavy fines and court costs
- Defend against loss of driving privileges
- Fight to protect your record against a criminal conviction
- Fight to protect you against increased insurance premiums
- Fight to limit term of probation
If you have been charged with underage DUI the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC can help. Attorney Trent Buckallew has handled countless DUI cases, including Underage DUI, throughout the course of his 20-year career, and understands the impact a conviction can have on a young person's future. This Firm frequently represents ASU and other local college students in underage DUI cases as well as many other alcohol related and criminal cases. This can be a nerve-wracking experience for a young adult, especially when often times the student’s home-town is in another state which usually means that their support system and family are also out of state. Having an attorney with experience, not only in handling the legal aspects of the case, but also familiarity in working with college students can make a very stressful situation much easier to navigate. Mr. Buckallew has significant experience and the knowledge to launch an aggressive defense in court and will advocate on your behalf for the most favorable outcome possible.
Call now to arrange your confidential, no obligation consultation to discuss your Underage DUI defense strategy ~ free consultation for all pending DUI cases.