Under 21 DUI

Under 21 DUI Charges in Virginia

Virginia Beach DUI Lawyer

In Virginia, a driver under the age of 21 will face particular laws and penalties for driving under the influence (DUI). In fact, these are often more severe than for those for adult drivers. An underage driver who operates a motor vehicle while with a blood alcohol concentration of .02% or greater may face driver's license suspension for 1 year, as well as a minimum fine of $500 or 50 hours of community service. A blood alcohol concentration of .02% is virtually any detectable amount of alcohol. As a comparison, the legal limit for adult drivers in Virginia is below .08%.

If you or your child has been arrested for underage drinking and driving in Virginia Beach or the surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to involve an attorney as soon as possible. Virginia Beach DUI attorney Vaughan C. Jones is a highly skilled legal professional who has the experience and resources needed to address this matter and protect your rights throughout the legal process. He understands how to assist clients with all types of under 21-DUI charges in Virginia, including those involving young drivers who have excessively high blood alcohol levels, DUI involving drugs and multiple DUI offenses.

Facing Underage DUI Charges? Consult an Attorney

Underage DUI is classified as a Class 1 Misdemeanor offense in Virginia, the same classification that an adult driver may face for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. You have the right to legal counsel and due process when you are facing allegations of underage drinking and driving. Involving a Virginia Beach under 21 DUI lawyer will be particularly important in these cases, even if it seems as though accepting a plea bargain would be easier or that spending the time or money to fight the charges is pointless.

There is almost always something than an attorney can do to positively impact your case.Contact Virginia Beach DUI attorney Vaughan C. Jones today to learn more about your rights and options.

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