A person under 21 charged with a DUI in Nevada faces largely the same criminal penalties as anyone else (in addition to minor consumption charges). But if you or your son or daughter are facing these charges, you have a lot more at stake than meets the eye. A conviction could hamper the educational and employment prospects of the accused for years to come.
At Christiansen Law Offices, we understand how important the outcome of this case is to your present and your future. We will do everything in our power to help you avoid the consequences of a criminal conviction.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 702-763-6113 to speak with a knowledgeable Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer.
DUI Involving Minors: Zero Tolerance
While adults can have up to .08 percent alcohol in their system and still drive legally, that standard does not apply to those under the age of 21. Minors caught driving with any detectable amount of alcohol in their blood are charged with drunk driving. Prosecutors take this zero tolerance law very seriously and will likely pursue the maximum criminal penalties.
Although this may have been a one-time mistake, the consequences you face are very real. In addition to fines, jail time and loss of your drivers' license, you may be expelled from school. You may lose your job and have difficulty finding another one. To avoid these outcomes, you need a seasoned criminal defense attorney on your side.
Let Us Help You
If you have been arrested for minor consumption (underage drinking) while driving, we are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 702-763-6113 to speak with an experienced Las Vegas, Nevada, criminal defense lawyer.