Underage DUI Defense in South Bay
Protecting the Rights of Underage Drivers Arrested for DUI
The state of California is very strict on the subject of underage drinking and driving. If an individual under the age of 21 is found to have been drinking and driving, with a BAC reading of 0.01% or more, they will be arrested for DUI. It is important if such a circumstance is happening to you or your child, that you immediately contact a defense attorney familiar with these cases.
The attorneys at Gold & Witham are experienced in helping underage clients maximize their chances on such a charge. The experience of our attorneys is vital for you or your child. Please contact us so that we can help you increase the chances of a good outcome of this situation.
Understanding the Zero Tolerance Law in California
For most drivers, to be legally found guilty of drinking and driving, you must have a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher. This, however, is not the case for drivers who are under the legal drinking age of 21. In the state of California, they have adopted what is known as a "Zero Tolerance" law. Under this law, if you are found to be driving with a BAC of as low as 0.01, you could be arrested.
Per this law, you can have your license suspended for one year if you do any of the following:
- Have a BAC that is 0.01% or higher;
- Refuse to take the preliminary alcohol screening test; or
- Fail to properly complete the preliminary alcohol screening test.
Call Gold & Witham to Request a Free Consultation
If you or your child has been arrested for drunk driving while under the legal drinking age, you will need the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable DUI defense attorney. This is not something that you should face without the expertise of a legal professional.
Our DUI defense attorneys at Gold & Witham's legal team have the know-how to help, and we can help put our 40+ years of combined experience to work for you. In all cases, we would like to increase the chances that the case could be dismissed if at all possible. We cannot promise any particular result, but with our expertise we do know all avenues that are open to you.
To take the first step in your defense, contact us immediately! We’re here for you.