If your child is under the age of 21 and facing charges for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI), it is critical that you seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately. A conviction in these cases can result in substantial fines, the loss of your child's driver's license, community service and others. The penalties become increasingly more severe for repeat offenders. Most people understand a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08 percent to be the benchmark for legal intoxication, but Colorado drivers under the age of 21 are held to a stricter standard.
If the underage driver's BAC is even .02, he or she could be facing a three-month license suspension, a $100 fine and 24 hours of community service for a first offense. This is commonly referred to as a "baby DUI." If he or she has a BAC of .05 or higher, the potential penalties are the same as an adult DUI. At Jurdem, LLC, our Colorado underage DUI attorneys represent minors in a wide variety of cases involving impaired driving. Our extensive experience with these matters allows us to take a much more proactive approach to preserving your child's rights and protecting his or her future.
Understanding the Consequences for a DUI Under 21
In addition to the administrative and criminal penalties for an underage DUI, a conviction for an underage DUI can impact your child in many other ways. Having a record for these types of offenses can impact your child's ability to find a good job, get into college and obtain some professional licenses. It is also likely that your child will be forced to pay higher insurance premiums for several years. This may also have adverse consequences for C.U. students.
There are a number of strategies that can be employed to beat the DUI charge against your child. When you hire our firm, we will review the entire case to determine if your child's rights were violated at any point during the investigation and that all tests were administered properly. If we find any errors on the part of law enforcement, we will take immediate action to have the charges dropped or reduced.
Free Consultations With an Experienced Lawyer
For legal counsel aimed at preserving your child's future following a drunk driving arrest, turn to the lawyers at Jurdem, LLC, in Boulder. Call 303-800-3509 or toll free at 877-761-7852, or simply contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our outstanding criminal defense attorneys. We accept major credit cards for our clients' convenience.