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Underage DUI Attorney in Clinton Township

In Clinton Township, the law does not tolerate underage drinking and driving, and anyone who is accused of operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol who is under the age of 21 should get in touch with an experienced Zero Tolerance defense lawyer right away. Grabel & Associates is committed to protecting wrongly accused underage clients, or who have had their rights violated in a Michigan DUI case. With our talented DUI attorneys on your side, you can fight back against driver’s license suspension, community service, fines, possible jail time, and other serious penalties. Our attorneys know what it takes to protect you throughout every stage of your legal battle, and we will commit as much time and effort as necessary to helping you achieve a great case outcome.

Our skilled defenders have the skill and experience needed to help you fight false allegations, expose police and prosecutor mistakes, and seek a beneficial case result throughout investigation, bargaining, and a potential trial. Under trial attorney Scott Grabel’s knowledgeable direction, our team will seek to utilize the most effective defense strategies in your case, and we genuinely care about your future and will keep your best interests at the forefront of your case throughout every stage.

Contact our firm now for a free initial case analysis and begin working towards an exceptional outcome that may only be possible with a premier defense lawyer.

Zero Tolerance DUI Laws in Clinton Township

While the bodily alcohol content limit in most DUI cases is 0.08%, for persons under the age of 21 Michigan law states that there is no tolerance for alcohol consumption before driving. While technically this could mean any BAC over 0.00% could lead to criminal charges, usually charges are pursued in cases involving a BAC over 0.02%. This means, however, that a person under the legal drinking age can’t operate a vehicle after having even one drink, and anyone who does will need an experienced attorney to help them avoid unnecessarily harsh penalties.

There are very few exceptions to Michigan’s Zero Tolerance drunk driving law. If a person consumes alcohol for religious purposes, and is still under the legal limit of 0.08%, or if an underage person consumes alcohol for government work or educational purposes, he or she may be able to avoid criminal charges. It is very important to speak with an attorney, however, as these regulations are very specific and do not apply in many cases. In fact, even minors who return from drinking legally in Canada can face criminal charges.

While underage DUI offenses can’t result in quite as serious of penalties as a normal OWI conviction may, the potential consequences you could face are still extremely serious. Grabel & Associates is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to protect you as you battle back against harsh penalties, and as soon as you contact our team we will begin aggressively fighting to defend your freedom.

Criminal Penalties for Underage DUI

Provided your BAC remains under 0.08%, you could face up to $250 in fines, and 15 days of community service for a first offense, and a fine of up to $500 and up to 60 days community service for a second offense. If your BAC is over 0.08%, you could be convicted of OWI and face jail time, a misdemeanor record, and more.

While you might think you should just refuse to take a chemical test to avoid charges, you cannot only still be convicted but could face additional penalties for BAC test refusal. Speak with a lawyer before you take any action in your case and fight back against Zero Tolerance DUI conviction.

Our Approach to Zero Tolerance DUI Defense

Our lawyers know what it takes to win in tough Michigan drunk driving cases, and we are committed to protecting Clinton’s accused, especially those with a long future ahead of them. Our proven results show how decisive it can be to have a skilled lawyer on your side, and our past clients will tell you that our attorneys honestly invest in every client’s unique story and care about their specific legal goals. Fight back against potentially life-changing penalties now with Grabel & Associates; we are available 24/7 to begin working with you.

24/7 Zero Tolerance DUI Defense in Clinton, Michigan

For a free initial case analysis, call our 24/7 hotline now at 1-800-342-7896. You can also contact Grabel & Associates online and start working with our talented team when you are available. Don’t hesitate to secure a competent legal representative; we are ready to help you fight for a great case result.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.