Chicago Underage DUI Attorney
Defending Minors in DUI Cases
Looking for a lawyer for an underage DUI case in Chicago? Illinois is a
zero tolerance state when it comes to underage drinking and driving. Although
some states allow minors to have a blood alcohol content of .02%, in Illinois
it is a strict .00%.
If your child was stopped by a law enforcement officer and it was determined
that he or she had any alcohol in his or her system whatsoever, your child
could be facing lifelong consequences. An underage
DUI conviction could lead to difficulty getting into college, obtaining school
or personal loans, and finding employment or a place to live. Searching
for a lawyer for underage DUI in Chicago? A Chicago DUI attorney at the
Law Offices of Mitch Furman can work with you and your child to keep these
charges off the record.
Penalties for Underage DUI
State laws are different for underage drivers if they have been drinking.
If their BAC is between .01% and .07%, they will be subject to the terms
of the zero tolerance law, but if their BAC is .08% or above, they will
be subject to the terms of the
regular DUI law.
With that in mind, the various penalties can vary.
- Under zero tolerance, they will only face fines and a suspension of their
license, which will not go on their permanent record.
- Under the regular DUI laws, however, they may be facing up to a year in
jail, even if it is a first offense.
- A refusal to submit to a chemical test will automatically result in a license
suspension of at least 3 months for a first offense, and up to a year
for a second offense.
Need an attorney for underage DUI in Chicago?
The attorneys at
Law Offices of Mitch Furman have vast experience in all areas of DUI law. I will not only aggressively
defend your child in court, but can also negotiate before trial, work
to have the case dismissed altogether, or have the charges against them lessened.
Contact my firm today to discuss your case with a Chicago DUI lawyer in a
free case evaluation.