Modesto Underage DUI Attorney

Defend Your Child's Rights with the Law Offices of Mark Girdner

Has your son or daughter been arrested for drunk driving? Underage drivers suspected of drunk driving can find themselves in a precarious position: not can they be exposed to serious penalties, but a criminal conviction can seriously interrupt this critical phase of their life. Knowledgeable and aggressive counsel is needed to asses these cases and exploit any weaknesses in the state's case against the accused.

The Law Offices of Mark Girdner was founded by a former deputy district attorney who now vigorously protects the rights of clients accused of criminal acts. Our Modesto criminal defense attorney is well-versed in our local court system and knows how to identify shortcomings in the state's case against his clients. Individuals and families that come our firm can rest assured that, both in and outside the courtroom, they will be given every consideration they deserve.

Want to learn more about what defense strategy could benefit your child's underage DUI case? Use our online form to request a free case evaluation today.

Penalties for Underage DUI in California

California has a zero tolerance policy against underage DUI, which means that young drivers are subjected to extremely strict blood alcohol concentration levels. Unlike drivers 21 and over (who are only breaking the law if they are found to have a BAC of 0.08% or higher), drivers under 21 can be arrested for DUI if they have a BAC of just 0.01% or higher.

Penalties for underage DUI in California can include:

  • One-year license suspension (mandatory)
  • A $100 fine (or more)
  • Jail time
  • Mandatory DUI school

The severity of some of these penalties depends on the driver's recorded BAC at the time of the arrest, their criminal record, and the court's discretion. That is why it is so crucial to have determined and compelling representation in these cases. Attorney Mark Girdner knows how powerful advocacy for young clients can be before the court and can ensure that their cases arrive at the most favorable outcome possible.

Don't hesitate to take a proactive stance against your child's underage DUI charge. Contact us today at (209) 326-1533.