Santa Clarita Underage DUI Lawyer
Zero Tolerance Law
Under the state's "Zero Tolerance Law," those individuals under the age of 21 are strictly prohibited from consuming any amount of alcohol and getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. With a blood alcohol level of anything above .01%, an underage driver will most likely be charged with DUI. In some cases, those underage drivers with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) above .05% may be charged with both an underage DUI and a regular DUI.
Having just 12 ounces of beer or 4 ounces of wine or 1.25 ounces of liquor often puts an underage individual above a BAC of .01%. Drivers under the age of 18 who are convicted of DUI will either lose their license for a year or until their 18 th birthday, whichever is further away, among many other consequences.
Penalties of an Underage DUI Conviction in Santa Clarita
Besides having their license confiscated, an individual convicted of underage DUI may have their vehicle repossessed, pay fines up to a several thousand dollars, attend driving safety and alcohol abuse classes and must submit proof of financial responsibility in order to regain his or her license after the suspension.
In addition to all of the legal penalties of an underage DUI conviction in Santa Clarita, an individual will suffer serious social and professional repercussions later on in life. A DUI conviction may stain individual's criminal record and prevent him or her from applying to jobs or colleges in the future.
Contact a Santa Clarita DUI attorney today!
If your underage child has been accused of or charged with underage DUI, it will be of the utmost importance to consult with a seasoned Santa Clarita criminal defense attorney immediately. At the Law Offices of David M. Wallin, the legal team has a combined 50 years of experience in dealing with criminal defense and DUI matters, and is prepared to work on a compelling defense for your case as well.
Protect your child's future - contact a Santa Clarita underage DUI lawyer at our firm immediately.
We Care About Your Future
Unlike many criminal firms that are solely focused on the hear and now, our seasoned legal experts are committed to making sure that we help develop a strategy or plan for the next stage of your life.
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Attorney David M. Wallin not only has over three decades of legal experience, but is also a certified criminal law specialist - a distinction that roughly only 180 attorneys in the entire state of California have earned.
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We're committed to charging a competitive rate for our legal services and offer a variety of financing options. We believe that quality legal representation shouldn't be reserved for those with vast financial means.
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Unlike most criminal defense firms that only have one attorney on staff, we have a team of legal professionals working together to provide our clients with a complex legal strategy to maximize their chances of a positive outcome.
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At The Law Offices of David M. Wallin, we want to make sure that we're completely honest with our clients and their family. At every step of the process, we'll be communicating with you to keep you up to date on any changes to your case.
At The Law Offices of David M. Wallin, we know that the state will do everything in their power to make sure you end up behind bars. Because we know this, we'll actively work toward making sure your rights are protected and that your case is treated with the utmost care and urgency.