Modesto Underage DUI Attorney
Legal Defense for Underage DUI in California
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 assess these cases and exploit any
weaknesses in the state's case against the accused.
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
DUI case? Use our online form to request a
free case evaluation with our Modesto underage DUI lawyer.
California's Zero Tolerance Law
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.
California Underage DUI Penalties
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
DUI charge. Contact our Modesto underage DUI attorney today at