Denver Underage DUI Defense | Attorney Christopher H. Cessna

The Consequences of Underage DUI Convictions

Facing criminal charges is upsetting to anyone. If your child has been arrested for drunk driving, it can result in very serious consequences that could limit his or her opportunities for the future. Under Colorado state law, individuals under the age of 21 years old are restricted from consuming alcohol. Consequently, any trace of alcohol found in the blood stream of someone under the legal drinking age is considered underage DUI and punishable by law.

Some of the penalties you could face if you are charged with DUI as an underage driver include:

  • Fines
  • Points on your license
  • License suspension
  • Community service
  • Increased insurance rates
  • You could even lose your license

While it is not guaranteed, persons under the age of 21 could be facing jail time for an underage DUI charge, depending on the circumstances surrounding the arrest. The BAC limit may be far lower for underage drivers, but the low degree of alcohol in the bloodstream does not change the seriousness of the crime. Depending on the case, a hypothetical defendant who is a minor could be tried and convicted as an adult facing DUI when his or her BAC level was just .05% at the arrest.

What You Need For A Strong Defense

It is important to remember that any criminal charges are serious. It is also important to remember that you can fight any criminal charges brought against you. Mr. Cessna is fully prepared to uphold your constitutional rights throughout your DUI case. When you choose a DUI attorney, it is important that your choice of representation is experienced in the area of drunk driving charges.

Though most criminal defense attorneys "do" DUI cases, not many of these lawyers have the necessary experience to give you the defense that you need. Success in Denver DUI cases requires extensive research and knowledge, and Mr. Cessna will be able to provide you with exactly that.