Underage DUI in Pennsylvania
Counsel from a Proven Pittsburgh DUI Attorney
Young people facing a drunk driving charge are placed in a particularly
precarious situation: not only are they caught consuming alcohol, but
they are found behind the wheel after doing so. These young drivers are
often preparing themselves for higher learning or entering the job market
and cannot afford to have a criminal conviction on their record or suffer
the determent of criminal penalties. That is why hiring a dedicated and
skilled Pittsburgh DUI lawyer to represent their interests in and outside
the courtroom is so critical.
Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, our AV Preeminent® Rated attorney understands the concerns of these
clients and their families during this uncertain time. When it comes to
underage DUI cases, not only do we focus on advocacy and minimizing any
unavoidable penalty, but also aggressively pursuing shortcomings in the
state's case to secure a dismissal on the client's behalf.
Get nearly four decades of legal experience in your corner:
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Understanding Underage DUI in Pennsylvania
For drivers 21 and older, the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit is
0.08%. However, for young drivers, the ceiling is much lower: drivers
under 21 can be arrested for DUI when their BAC is found to be 0.02% or
higher. That means that these young drivers do not even have to be impaired
to be arrested for this crime.
Penalties associated with underage DUI in Pennsylvania include:
- Fines from $300 to $5,000
- Jail time from 48 hours to two years
- Suspended license from three months to one year
Please note that, in most cases, maximum penalties are waived in these
cases—especially when experienced defense counsel is able to advocate
for their client before the court. If you are curious about you underage
DUI defense options and want the insight of an experienced DUI lawyer,
then call the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz today.
Learn more about your options by using our online form to request a
free case evaluation from Attorney Vatz now.