Underage DUIs: Why You Need a Fresno DUI Attorney

Jul 15, 2015

Checkpoints have helped police crackdown on drunk drivers whether over or under 21 years of age. Avoiding DUI arrest at these checkpoints essentially require sobriety, due to harsh enforcement of underage drinking laws. Fresno's zero tolerance law applies to those under 21, incriminating those who drive with a .01% BAC. This could mean consumption of even some medications are liable to put underage individuals at risk. While underage DUIs are statistically less likely to happen, those 21 years and younger facing a DUI should know the consequences include mandatory sanctions on driver’s license and at least one year of suspension.

Even without a driver’s license, younger individuals caught with alcohol in their systems will be liable for license suspension. An experienced DUI attorney is needed to battle these charges. Refusing to submit to a breath test of chemical blood test could lengthen the one year suspension for up to three years, a drastic punishment for what could be a very low level of alcohol consumption. Driving records are used by employers and insurers to make decisions regarding a person’s character. This will affect one’s ability to successfully navigate the very beginning years of adulthood. DUIs can also affect immigration and schooling status.

What are the options for DUIs obtained due to zero tolerance? Depending upon the details surrounding the case, individuals may qualify for expungement or lessening the severity of charges made by police, and contacting a qualified law team can make the difference between the full enforcement of the law. An experienced DUI law group like Mitchell Law Group is able to assist you in battling your underage DUI charge.


Michael Mitchell


Michael Mitchell is a Fresno attorney who practices in the areas of DUI, personal injury & criminal law. Visit his Google+ profile.