New study reports that incidents of teens drinking and driving are down nearly 50% from 1991. The article can be found at http://ktar.com/22/1581202/CDC-Teen-drinking-and-driving-rates-down-54-percent-since-1991. A person under 18 who has been arrested for a DUI may actually be subjected to harsher consequences than a person over 21. In addition to possible jail, fines, alcohol education classes, they may lose their driver’s license for up to 3 years.
While it is important for anyone who has been arrested for DUI to hire an experienced DUI defense attorney, it is of the utmost importance that someone under 18 who has been charged with a DUI receive legal assistance.Our firm has represented countless underage clients in Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, and Lake Havasu who have been charged with an alcohol related offense. Even if you are on the fence about whether to hire an attorney, or maybe you haven’t told your parents, it is a good idea to at least meet with our experienced DUI defense attorney to discuss your options for free.