If you or someone you know has been charged with an underage DUI, it is important to seek legal representation from an experienced and dedicated attorney. At Hale Law Enterprises, we understand the complexity of DUI cases and the potential long-term consequences they can have on your life. Our legal team has extensive knowledge and experience in defending clients charged with underage DUI in Seattle and the surrounding areas.
To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at (206) 207-4776.
What Is Underage DUI in Washington?
Under 21 DUI Consequences
In the State of Washington, underage DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is a severe offense. It applies to any individual below the age of 21 who operates a motor vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.02% or higher, a limit significantly lower than the 0.08% for individuals who are aged 21 or over. The aim is to discourage underage drinking and driving, which carries significant inherent dangers.
Underage DUI convictions in Washington State can lead to the following potential consequences:
- License Suspension: The offender's driving privileges may be suspended for at least 90 days.
- Fines: Penalties can range anywhere from $350 to $5,000, depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident.
- Jail Time: The offender may face up to 1 year in jail, depending on the case's specifics.
- Probation Period: A probation period, typically ranging from 2 to 5 years, may be imposed.
- Alcohol Education Programs: The convicted individual may be required to attend and successfully complete a state-approved alcohol education program.
Underage DUI Defense
We provide comprehensive and personalized legal services to clients facing underage DUI charges. Our attorney works diligently to protect your rights and navigate the legal system to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. We can:
- Analyze the evidence: We will examine all the evidence in your case to determine if there are any weaknesses in the prosecution's case. This can include challenging the accuracy of any field sobriety tests or breathalyzer results.
- Develop a defense strategy: We will craft a defense strategy that is tailored to your specific case. This may involve negotiating a plea bargain, challenging the legality of the traffic stop or arrest, or presenting evidence that can support your innocence.
- Advocate for you in court: Our attorney has extensive experience in the courtroom, and we are prepared to represent you at every stage of the legal process. We will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected, and to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact Us Today
If you are facing an underage DUI charge, don't wait to seek legal representation. Contact Hale Law Enterprises in Seattle, WA today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced attorney. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Call our firm at (206) 207-4776 to schedule your consultation today!