The “Zero Tolerance” law in the State of Arizona prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from operating a vehicle with any trace of alcohol in their system. Being convicted of Underage DUI can result in significant consequences, including, up to 6 months in jail, loss of license for up to two years, fines and court costs in the thousands of dollars, alcohol treatment, and community work service. In addition to these court ordered penalties, having a misdemeanor on your record can affect a college student's eligiblity for scholarships and loans, may jeopardize your ability to pursue certain licensed professions, and can also dramatically affect your insurance rates. If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is at or above .08%, you can face a DUI charge in addition to your Underage DUI charge. The penalties associated with a misdemeanor DUI would be the same (or worse) as those which would apply to adult offenders. Being charged with a criminal offense can be an extremely unsettling experience. With the help of a Mesa DUI lawyer, you can gain a better understanding regarding the best approach in resolving your case with the least amount of impact possible to your future educational and career aspirations.Mesa DUI Lawyer: Underage DUI Charges
The outcome of your case can depend largely on the experience of your legal counsel. Contact the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC to arrange a consultation with an experienced attorney and discuss your legal options. The Firm has years of experience representing young adults in underage DUI cases and has a proven record in resolving these types of cases. After a thorough investigation of your case, the Firm will identify deficiencies that may undermine the State's case. The Firm employs many strategies in resolving cases, including pre-trial negotiation strategies, utilizing settlement conferences, and, where appropriate, contested trials - including both bench trials and jury trials. The Firm has achieved successful outcomes both in negotiating pre-trial resolutions, including dismissals, as well as conducting both bench and jury trials. The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC will vigorously defend your case in order to achieve the best possible outcome on your behalf.
Contact a Mesa DUI attorney for legal representation in your Underage DUI case.