Los Angeles Underage DUI Lawyer

California has a reputation for having some of the toughest underage DUI laws in the nation. California is among the states that have adopted the "Zero Tolerance Law" which mandates that anyone under 21 years of age will be charged with a DUI if they are caught with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.05% or greater. If your child has been charged with an underage DUI, he or she is at danger of losing their driver's license and may also suffer other penalties for extended periods of time. Don't take a chance with your child's future. A Los Angeles criminal defense attorney can help you fight DUI charges and regain control over your life.

Underage DUI Charges

In order for most people to reach a BAC of 0.01%, they must consume either one 12-ounce beer, one 1.25-ounce of liquor, or one 4-ounce glass of wine. Those charged with an underage DUI will be subject to two separate prosecutors, the DMV and the criminal court. The criminal court judge has the right to confiscate an underage driver's vehicle and also to suspend the driver's license for at least one year.

If the individual being charged refuses to submit to chemical testing, they will automatically lose their license for a year as well. If the driver refuses chemical testing a second time, his or her license will be suspended for 2 years. The penalties will continue to increase with every refusal, and the state treats refusal to submit to chemical testing as the same as an underage DUI.

An Underage DUI and Your Future

If you have been charged with an underage DUI, it is imperative that you enlist the help of a Los Angeles underage DUI attorney to help you fight your charges. A DUI conviction may negatively impact your future education opportunities and some colleges force students to list DUIs on their college applications. An attorney from Diamond & Associates can help you defend your rights against your underage DUI charges in order to protect your future.

At our firm, we understand that the implications of an underage DUI charge can linger throughout your life, affecting career options and possibly housing opportunities. Young adults sometimes find it challenging to start their career after being recently convicted of a misdemeanor, and they may be required to list their DUI conviction on job applications for the rest of their life.

Contact a Los Angeles DUI Attorney

At Diamond & Associates, we understand the serious nature of underage DUI charges and how they can negatively impact your life. Let us help you fight your prosecutors for reduced or dismissed charges so that you can have the future that you deserve. Attorney David D. Diamond has experience in helping those accused of underage DUIs and has a repertoire of numerous DUI defenses that he can use in your favor. In order to find out what potential defenses may be used in your case, contact our firm today. We offer you a free evaluation of your case so that you can see the difference we can make in your underage DUI case.

Contact a Los Angeles underage DUI lawyer for expert legal defense against your DUI charges.