Underage DUI Arrests in Florida

DUI Attorney Kathryn Roegiers Serving Stuart

As any alcohol consumption for someone under the age of 21 is strictly illegal in Florida, an underage DUI (driving under the influence) charge is likely to carry harsh penalties. The fact that a large number of fatal car accidents in the state involve intoxicated underage drivers may worsen the penalties; law enforcement wants to crack down on these incidents, and use heavy punishments as a deterrent.

If your child has been arrested for an underage DUI in Florida, you both need to understand that the consequences could last for years, if not the rest of their lives. Take action right away with Reogiers Law. Our Stuart DUI defense lawyer can use a free initial consultation to outline your legal options for you.

Penalties and Charges Involved with Underage DUIs

For persons under the age of 21, they can be arrested for a DUI if they have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of just 0.02% at the time they are pulled over. This means that for some people, one drink could make it illegal for them to drive, despite the fact that they might not feel any effects of the alcohol. The police do not need to witness reckless driving behaviors, however, to arrest you for an underage DUI; you just need to have detectable alcohol in your system.

Penalties are steep and, if convicted, may include:

  • $1000 to $2000 in fines and fees
  • Six month license suspension
  • Jail time
  • Increased insurance premiums

You also need to consider that there are sure to be other charges your child will be facing since the act of consuming any alcohol under the age of 21 is illegal. From minor in possession charges to child endangerment law violations, the list of potential charges could go on. In order to fight one, you will have to fight them all. This is where a trusted DUI attorney comes in.

Use the Trial-Tested Abilities of Martin County DUI Lawyer

We are led by Attorney Kathryn Roegiers, an experience and knowledgeable legal advocate who always puts her clients’ needs first. By focusing on the best interests of the people she represents and staying true to her word to provide top-notch legal counsel, she has been able to secure a flawless 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating and a 5/5 AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. We are also proud to say that we have earned many appreciative testimonials from past clients, and the list will only continue to grow.

Why not discover what we can do for you and your child? There’s no cost and no risk for our free evaluations, so call 772.646.0044 today.