Athens Underage DUI Defense Lawyer
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College is often a time when young adults experiment with alcohol. Unfortunately, minors arrested for DUI in Athens face a number of serious consequences—the most worrisome of which is a criminal record that can come up when applying to colleges or for jobs.
Our firm has represented numerous UGA students facing DUI charges. Call (706) 705-5122 and ask to schedule a free case evaluation.
Georgia Underage Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Laws
The legal age to consume alcohol in Georgia is 21. An underage individual can face charges just for possessing alcohol in the state. In light of this, the state’s Zero Tolerance law makes it a crime for minors to operate a vehicle with even a small amount of alcohol in their system. The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) for minors is only .02%. Depending on the person, having only one alcoholic drink can put an individual over the underage BAC limit.
Penalties for an underage drinking and driving offense depend on your BAC level. If it is between .02% and .08%, you may be sentenced to 20 hours of community service and a six-month license suspension. If, however, your BAC was above .08%, you can be charged with a standard DUI and could be sentenced to at least 24 hours in jail, 40 hours of community service and a one-year driver’s license suspension.
Protect Your Future
Georgia does not allow for expungement of a criminal record, barring an official pardon from the governor. For this reason, it’s important to protect your reputation and future employment opportunities by fighting your underage DUI charge with a proven Athens DUI defense attorney today.
A University of Georgia graduate, Lee Webb understands how the Athens-Clarke police department and court system work. He can be your advocate when challenging your charges and offer practical advice to provide you with peace of mind.
If you have questions regarding your case, please reach out today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Mr. Webb.Call (706) 705-5122 today.