Lynnwood Underage DUI Attorney
WASHINGTON’S UNDERAGE DUI LAWS
In Washington State it is illegal for a minor (someone under the age of 21) to be operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. If you are stopped by the police and have a blood alcohol level of .02 or above you can be charged with underage DUI, which is classified as a misdemeanor offense.
It is therefore key that anyone under 21 who is facing such charges to contact a Lynnwood criminal defense attorney as quickly as possible after your arrest. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the following are just some of the behaviors the police are looking for that have shown time and again that a person has been drinking.
- Driving well below the speed limit
- Stopping for no reason in the middle of traffic
- Stepping on your brakes in an erratic manner
- Having your headlights off
- Having the appearance of being drunk and driving
What Happens When You Get a DUI Under The Age of 21?
The punishments that can be meted out by the courts for an underage drinker are usually harsh. The purpose of this is that in the eyes of the police, prosecutors and judges, if they are tough on the minors charged with driving while intoxicated now it will deter them later.
Conviction and penalties however can adversely affect their lives by jeopardizing their ability in obtaining loans for college or even future employment opportunities. Searching for a lawyer for your DUI case in Lynnwood, WA?
At The Law Offices of Lance Fryrear, we have the legal capability to competently defend you against underage DUI charges. There are many factors that can be considered as to what and what isn't admissible for evidence, so call us today for a free initial consultation to get started on your defense.
Call The Law Office of Lance Fryrear at (425) 224-7075 today.
Don't try to handle the charges of an underage DUI charge on your own; you need the experience of a skilled Lynnwood DUI lawyer.
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