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Underage DUI: The Zero Tolerance Law

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding, ESQ. | Sep 27, 2010

Data found on the total DUI arrests for 2008 show a total of 214,828 DUI arrests in California, and out of those 1,468 were not of the legal drinking age. Under the “Zero Tolerance Law”, anyone under the age of 21 with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.01% or more, will be charged with a DUI. Underage drivers with a BAC of 0.05% or greater could be charged with an underage DUI and a regular DUI and are subject to arrest for a DUI. Only qualified and experienced Los Angeles County Underage DUI Defense Lawyers know how to defend the charges and have them reduced or dismissed. On average, to reach a BAC of 0.01% would mean you would have to drink either one 12 ounce beer, one 4 ounce glass of wine, or one 1.25 ounce of liquor. Most likely any one of these could put you over the 0.01% and closer to 0.05% BAC. Facing an underage DUI charge in Los Angeles, CA can affect the whole life of the juvenile.

If convicted, drivers under 18 years old will loose their license for one year or until they turn 18 years old. A judge may also choose to confiscate the underage driver's vehicle. In all cases the driver will have to pay fines of several thousand dollars, and attend driver's safety and alcohol abuse related classes. Subsequent convictions will lead to harsher penalties. This is why it is important to contact an Underage DUI Defense Attorney in Los Angeles CA who understands the consequences of a conviction.

An underage DUI is a very serious offense and requires the services of an Underage DUI Defense Attorney in North Hollywood CA. Our DUI attorneys in Los Angeles are prepared and experienced in handling many DUI cases and we understand that your freedom is important. If you need assistance with your DUI case, call our Underage DUI Defense Attorney in Beverly Hills CA at (213) 542-0979. Our Los Angeles Underage DUI Defense Lawyers have been protecting the rights of underage DUI suspects for over 2 decades now. The best thing is that you can contact our North Hollywood Underage DUI Defense Lawyers for a Free Case Evaluation. 

About the Author

Ronald D. Hedding, ESQ.

Ronald D. Hedding, Esq., is the founding member of the Hedding Law Firm. Mr. Hedding has an extensive well-rounded legal background in the area of Criminal Law. He has worked for the District Attorney's Office, a Superior Court Judge, and as the guiding force behind the Hedding Law Firm. His multi-faceted experience sets Mr. Hedding apart and puts him in an elite group of the best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Southern California.