Scranton Underage DUI Lawyer
Facing Under-21 Drunk Driving Charges In Pennsylvania?
The consumption of alcohol by any individual under the age of 21 is always illegal with no exceptions. Underage drivers, while making up less than 10 percent of all licensed drivers, account for an estimated 12 percent of DUI related fatalities in the state of Pennsylvania. Because of this, the laws and penalties pertaining to underage DUIs are harsher than for those who are of legal drinking age.
If you’ve been arrested for an underage DUI in Lackawanna County, you should not hesitate to contact the Thompson Law. Attorney Thompson is considered a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers was recognized for his client satisfaction for two consecutive years by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.
We’re available to help 24/7. Call the Thompson Law at 570-846-2819 to discuss your legal options.
Penalties For Underage DUI In Pennsylvania
If a chemical test confirms that an individual under the age of 21 has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .02% or higher, he or she can be arrested and charged for an underage DUI. In addition to underage DUI, the person in question may also be charged with other alcohol-related crimes including minor in possession and possession of false identification if a fake ID was used.
If convicted of a first underage DUI, penalties can include:
- Up to 90 days in jail
- $500 in fines
- 12-month license suspension if BAC is above .10%
If convicted of a second underage DUI, penalties can include
- Up to six months in jail
- $2,500 in fines
- 1-year license suspension
Let Us Defend Your Future
At our firm, it is our primary mission and goal to aggressively defend and protect the rights of those who have been arrested, accused, or charged with a crime. Facing the legal system can be a daunting task, but you don’t have to do it alone with our legal time on your side.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our Scranton DUI attorney.