Persons under the legal drinking age of 21 can be charged with drunk driving if they operate a motor vehicle with any alcohol in their system at all. Under zero tolerance DUI laws, underage offenders in Southfield can face misdemeanor charges for any BAC over 0.02%, with any alcohol consumption before driving leading to serious consequences. Always work with a lawyer if you or your loved one is facing underage DUI charges, and fight back against the detrimental effects that can come from a conviction and possible sentence. Regardless of the age and criminal history of the offender, the consequences can be severe, and it is crucial to act quickly to protect against rights violations, false accusations, and procedural errors made by police and prosecutors. Grabel & Associates knows how to protect clients in underage OWI/DUI cases, and we will do everything we can to help you achieve the best possible result in your case.
Our lawyers take every case extremely seriously, especially those involving underage offenders with their whole lives ahead of them. A DUI conviction could set you on a path towards unemployment, debt, and other serious effects which may be avoidable. Our Southfield DUI defense team will help you explore every available option in your case, and under the guidance of qualified trial attorney and firm founder Scott Grabel, we will do everything we can to ensure you are not subjected to unjust penalties as a result of underage DUI accusations.
Contact our team by phone or online now for a free initial case consultation and learn more about what our lawyers can do to help you if you have been stopped for DUI, charged with zero tolerance DUI, or questioned in connection with alleged drunk driving. We are available 24/7 to begin fighting with you and for you in your Southfield OWI case.
According to the underage DUI laws in the Michigan Penal Code, anyone under the age of 21 who operates a motor vehicle in any place open to the public after consuming alcohol can face misdemeanor conviction. For BAC evidence purposes, a zero tolerance DUI is considered as anything that registers between 0.02% and 0.08%, with regular DUI charges resulting for any BAC over 0.08%. The law also states, however, that a conviction can result from any presence of alcohol in a person’s body, unless it was consumed as part of a religious ceremony such as communion.
Anyone who has consumed alcohol while under the age of 21 should not drive, and those who are falsely accused should work with an experienced attorney throughout the process to fight back against misdemeanor conviction. Grabel & Associates can guide you through the steps you need to take to overcome zero tolerance DUI accusations, and set you up for success in your case and your future. Contact us now to learn more about our proven approach.
Provided there are no extenuating circumstances involved in the case, first time offenders usually face a criminal record, up to 360 hours of community service, and a fine of up to $250. Second time offenders may face jail time, increased fines, and other serious penalties. License suspension or revocation will also be on the line, and anyone convicted of even a first offense may be unable to drive for a period of time after the conviction.
Do everything you can to fight back against these penalties and the damage that a criminal record can cause. Take action early on to secure a talented legal representative who knows how to challenge probable cause, breath test evidence, and other common issues in Southfield DUI cases. We are ready now to begin advising you in your case.
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates work with clients statewide to prove rising blood alcohol and mouth alcohol issues, dietary or medical issues, faulty tests or improper procedures, and other details that affect many drunk-driving cases. We will look over every aspect of your case and develop a unique defense approach based on the specifics of your situation. Contact our team right away so that we have as much time as possible to work with you and protect you against police and prosecutors.
To speak with a lawyer about your underage or juvenile DUI offense, call 1-800-342-7896. We can advise you on what charges you may be facing, which laws are relevant, what legal options you have, and what your next steps are. You can also contact our team online. What are you waiting for? Fight back with Grabel & Associates now.