Minors charged with underage drinking face unique consequences compared to adult DUI arrests. The legal limit for minors in the state of Utah is .00 blood alcohol content (BAC), not .08, as individuals under the age of 21 are not permitted to drink alcohol. If your child has been arrested on suspicion of underage DUI, it is important to have an experienced juvenile defense lawyer handling the case.
At the law firm of Catherine Cleveland, P.C., I have extensive experience handling both adult and juvenile DUI offenses. I understand the unique needs of minors and how to protect their rights in juvenile court. If you or your child has been arrested for a DUI in Salt Lake City or the surrounding communities of Utah, talk with us as soon as possible to learn more about your options.
Utah Juvenile Crime Attorneys
DUI is a different situation for minors, since they are technically not allowed to have any alcohol in their system. When an individual under the age of 21 is arrested on suspicion of a DUI under the .08 BAC level, he or she does not lose a driver's license right away. The juvenile only loses his or her license upon conviction. If his or her blood alcohol content is .08 or above at the time of the arrest, however, license penalties will be instated right away just as it would be for an adult.
While there are some similarities between minor and adult DUIs, it is critical to have an attorney who is familiar with the juvenile court system and has handled these cases on a regular basis.
Contact a Salt Lake City Underage DUI Attorney
To talk with me about the criminal penalties you face following a juvenile DUI arrest, call my Salt Lake City law office for a free initial consultation. I am available by phone at 801-783-3488 or toll free at 877-753-1247. You can also contact me online. Reasonable payment plans are available.