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Since an immense amount of alcohol-related automobile accidents are caused by underage drinkers, the penalties for individuals under 21 may be harsher than those of legal age. If you have been arrested for a DUI and you are under the age of 21, our Rhode Island DUI attorney possesses the in-depth understanding of state driving laws, DMV processes, and court proceedings to help you obtain your desired results.
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In Rhode Island, if a chemical test determines that a driver under the age of 21 has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.02% or higher, then the driver can be cited for a DUI, as opposed to a BAC of 0.08% for those 21 or older. Young drivers can be charged with “driving while impaired” if a chemical test determines a BAC between 0.02% and 0.08%.
If your BAC is between 0.02% and 0.08%, you may be subject to the following DUI penalties:
Along with these harsh penalties, you may also be charged with distributing alcohol to minors, minor in possession of alcohol, child endangerment, possession of false identification, etc. At The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq., our Rhode Island DUI lawyer is committed to build an aggressive and personalized strategy to have your charges reduced or case entirely dismissed.
Contact our Rhode Island defense firm to schedule your free consultation today.