Lawyer for Underage DUI
Underage DUI in Alabama and Tennessee
DUI Lawyer Huntsville AL | Crumbley-Blackwell & Associates, P.C.
Under Alabama's Zero Tolerance laws, if you are under the age of 21 - a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .02% or higher will lead to charges of underage DUI. This limit is considerably lower than the legal limit for adult drivers, which is .08%.
Underage DUI penalties in Alabama can include:
- Fines up to $2,100
- Automatic 30-day Alabama driver's license suspension
- A DUI or substance abuse program
- Up to 1 year of jail time
With a BAC of .08% or higher, underage drivers face the same penalties for a DUI as adult drivers. An underage DUI conviction will have a serious impact on your future. It is important to seek trusted legal advice from a DUI lawyer immediately in the case of a DUI related arrest. If you or a loved one are dealing with issues relating to DUI - schedule a free consultation with an attorney today.
Underage DUI Complications in Alabama
For an individual under the age of 21 in Alabama, it is not only illegal to drink and drive - it is illegal to drink. Along with DUI, there may be other charges filed, including:
- Minor in possession (of alcohol or other substances)
- Soliciting alcohol
- Possession of false identification (if a fake ID was used to buy alcohol)
- Distributing alcohol to other minors (if other minors in the vehicle were also drinking)
With the DUI conviction of a minor - your auto insurance company could cancel your policy or decline to renew. If your policy is not cancelled, your rates can increase by $200 to $300 a month for a high-risk policy - which will last approximately 3 years time. A DUI conviction will show on your Alabama criminal record, which can affect your eligibility for various opportunities in the future - including employment and the ability to obtain acceptance into certain colleges.
Decades of Experienced Defending DUI
At Crumbley-Blackwell & Associates, P.C. - we have decades of combined legal experience defending DUI and criminal cases in Alabama and Tennessee. We've received many awards for our efforts - including: an Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating and a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Rating. Our dedicated team of DUI attorneys are committed to seeking the best possible resolution for the individuals we represent. Although we do not promise success, we have a positive track record - check out our recent case results.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a DUI Lawyer
Don't try to resolve an underage DUI charge without the help of a trusted DUI lawyer. We offer free phone and office consultations for all DUI related cases in Huntsville, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Fayetteville, Scottsboro, and surrounding areas. If you've been accused of DUI - schedule a free consultation with a lawyer today by calling our Huntsville/ Athens location at (256) 539-4464, Tennessee location at (931) 450-8446, or completing a case evaluation form online.