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Protecting the Rights of Minors in Alameda County

California has a zero-tolerance policy for underage drinking and driving. If you are under the age of 21 and are found to have any amount of alcohol in your system, you can be charged with underage DUI. This is true even if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is below the legal limit of 0.08%. If you or your child has been arrested for underage DUI, it is important that you take the situation seriously. A conviction can result in a criminal record, loss of driving privileges, and other serious consequences.

At the Law Office of John W. Noonan, we understand the unique challenges faced by minors who are accused of driving under the influence. Our Dublin underage DUI lawyers are here to provide the compassionate, personalized legal guidance you need during this difficult time. We are prepared to fight aggressively for you, working to protect your future and your driving privileges.

Call (925) 807-7077 or contact us online today to request a free initial consultation with our team.

What Is the Legal Limit for Underage DUI in California?

For drivers who are 21 years of age or older, the legal limit for DUI in California is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%. However, for drivers who are under the age of 21, the legal limit is much lower. In fact, it is zero. This means that, if you are under 21, you can be charged with underage DUI for having any amount of alcohol in your system.

Underage DUI is a criminal offense, and a conviction will result in a criminal record. Additionally, you will face administrative penalties from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), which can result in the suspension of your driving privileges.

What Are the Penalties for Underage DUI in California?

Underage DUI is a criminal offense, and a conviction will result in a criminal record. Additionally, you will face administrative penalties from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), which can result in the suspension of your driving privileges.

The penalties for a first-time underage DUI conviction in California include:

  • Up to 6 months in county jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines
  • Up to 5 years of probation
  • License suspension for 1 year
  • Required completion of a DUI education program

For a second or subsequent underage DUI conviction, the penalties are even more severe. You may face up to 1 year in county jail, up to $1,000 in fines, and a 2-year license suspension. You will also be required to complete a DUI education program.

How Can an Underage DUI Lawyer Help?

Being charged with underage DUI can be a frightening experience. You may be unsure of what to do next or how to protect your future. That is where our team comes in. At the Law Office of John W. Noonan, we are committed to providing the aggressive, effective legal representation you need. Our Dublin underage DUI attorneys can help you understand your rights and options, and we can work to build a strong defense on your behalf.

Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to help you by:

  • Challenging the legality of the traffic stop
  • Challenging the accuracy of the breath or blood test
  • Challenging the admissibility of certain evidence
  • Seeking a reduction or dismissal of the charges
  • Representing you at your DMV hearing

Our team is prepared to fight for you both in and out of the courtroom. We have a long track record of success, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you.

Request a Free Consultation Today

If you or your child has been arrested for underage DUI, it is important that you take the situation seriously. A conviction can result in a criminal record, loss of driving privileges, and other serious consequences. At the Law Office of John W. Noonan, we are here to provide the compassionate, personalized legal guidance you need during this difficult time. Our Dublin underage DUI lawyers are prepared to fight aggressively for you, working to protect your future and your driving privileges.

Call (925) 807-7077 or contact us online today to request a free initial consultation with our team.

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