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Underage DUIs in Florida

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If you or your child was charged with driving under the influence (DUI), contact experienced legal defense right away. Individuals who are under the age of 21 may be charged with underage DUI if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.02% or higher. Drivers who are over the age of 21 are allowed a higher BAC limit of 0.08%.

For a first-offense underage DUI conviction, you may face:

  • A driver’s license suspension for up to six months
  • Extensive jail time if your BAC is over 0.08%
  • Fines between $1,000 and $2,000

In addition, a conviction for underage DUI will result in far-reaching and long-lasting consequences. It will appear on your criminal record and show up anytime someone conducts a background check. This may prevent from finding housing, getting a job, and even applying for certain loans. Universities may not accept you and you may become ineligible for financial aid.

At Dunham & Ingram, our DUI lawyers in Gainesville have decades of experience in defending individuals charged with underage DUI. As a result, our legal team is highly knowledgeable in this complex practice area and we have a comprehensive understanding of the related procedures, laws, and paperwork. We will fight relentlessly to help you avoid these life-changing penalties. You can trust us to provide the strong representation you need and deserve.

Call Dunham & Ingram today at (352) 415-2896 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our DUI attorneys in Gainesville.

Underage DUI Laws in Florida

This a general outline for underage DUI offenses and their corresponding penalties:

  • Drivers under 18 years old with a BAC of 0.02% or higher - Minors who are charged with DUI will face a suspended driver’s license for up to six months and have to complete an alcohol education program or undergo an evaluation at a facility.
  • Drivers under the age of 21 with a BAC of 0.02% or higher – First-time offenders will face a suspended driver’s license for up to six months.
  • Drivers under the age of 21 with a BAC of 0.08% or higher – First-time offenders will face a driver’s license suspension from 180 days to 1 year, fines from $500 to $1,000, 50 hours of community service, vehicle impoundment, and county jail for up to 6 months.

To learn how our Gainesville DUI lawyers can help you fight these underage DUI charges, contact us today at (352) 415-2896.

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