Underage Drinking And Driving Isn’t Just A Juvenile Offense
In Virginia, getting caught driving drunk while under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or more means that you face the same penalties as an adult over the age of 21.
I am Fairfax DUI attorney Robert T. Dearborn. I have many years of experience in juvenile and adult court helping people avoid the penalties of being convicted of underage drinking and driving.
Under state law, people over the age of 18 will be treated as an adult and are subject to a minimum $500 fine and 50 hours of community service. In addition, penalties for DUI include automatic suspension of your driver’s license.
A Note To Parents Of Minors Under The Age Of 18
If you are the parent of a minor under the age of 18 who has been charged with underage drinking and driving, it is important to have an experienced lawyer fighting to protect your child’s future. Underage consumption of alcohol is a serious misdemeanor charge. Contrary to popular belief, your child’s record will not be cleared of all charges upon reaching the age of 21. A promising future is at stake in the juvenile court system.
Talk To An Attorney Before Making Any Important Decisions
Contact my office to arrange a free consultation about how I can help you protect you or your child’s rights. You can reach me by telephone at 703-350-4804 or online by filling out a brief contact form.
I offer a free consultation about underage drinking charges and handle many alcohol-related defense services for a flat fee. I will give you an honest appraisal of your circumstances and tell you what to expect from the legal system. Always, I will fight aggressively to protect your rights and help you avoid the harshest penalties.