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:
- 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.