Teenage drivers found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .02% or higher can be arrested and charged with underage DUI. It is illegal in the state of Rhode Island to for a person under the age of 21 to drive a vehicle while intoxicated. An underage DUI carries harsh consequences that will severely impact a person’s life, which’s why you need to hire an attorney to handle your case.
When it comes to underage DUI charges, a judge can:
- Confiscate the driver's vehicle
- Suspend the driver’s license to operate a vehicle
- Order mandatory alcohol/drug abuse classes
- Issue expensive fines
- Require the use of an ignition interlock device
If you care about your future, you should immediately secure the services of an experienced attorney to get help defending your rights. A conviction for underage DUI can follow you around for the rest of your life and will limit your future opportunities.
Underage DUI convictions must be reported on college and job applications, which can disqualify you from being accepted or hired. Additionally, students already enrolled in college can face extra penalties that might impact their eligibility to attend school. Some specialized areas of study will not allow students to continue programs if they are convicted for underage DUI. If your top priority is to contain the situation and get the charges against you removed from your record, you will need to discuss the details of your situation with a lawyer to make sure you properly handle the situation.
Speak to an Underage DUI Lawyer Today
Are you or a loved one facing underage DUI charges? Are you worried about losing your driving privileges and other potential consequences? If so, call our DUI lawyers in Rhode Island to find out how we will use our experience and skills to fight for your rights. At The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq, we are committed to defending clients and helping them pursue the justice they deserve. Let us get to work for you.
Call (401) 312-4385, or contact our Rhode Island DUI attorneys to set up a free consultation with our legal team.