Underage DUI Attorney in Atlanta
Consequences of DUI Below the Age of 21
For many people under 21 years of age, a DUI arrest may be their first
encounter with the law. Prosecutors may say they are here to help you,
or that you can trust them. But prosecutors and members of law enforcement
are tasked with upholding the law—they are not responsible for protecting
you from the consequences of a DUI conviction.
Your DUI charge may result in a jail sentence, hefty fines, probation,
and driver's license suspension. The only thing that may truly protect
you from these harsh punishments is a skilled legal professional. At The
Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C.
our Atlanta DUI lawyers offer 40+ years of criminal defense experience
to clients facing charges of driving under the influence.
We have handled thousands of DUI cases.
Contact our firm today and explore your legal options!
Have you just been arrested for driving under the influence?
DUI arrest procedure for individuals under the age of 21 is like any other
DUI arrest. If officers suspect that individuals are under the influence
of drugs or alcohol during the stop, they may ask the individuals to perform
field sobriety tests or submit to chemical blood alcohol concentration
(BAC) tests. If officers believe a person is intoxicated, they may place
them under arrest for
In many cases, a DUI arrest may result in the automatic suspension of your
driver's license. If this has happened to you, take action immediately—you only have 10 days to schedule a hearing with the Georgia DDS before your license is automatically suspended for
the full duration, which could be anywhere from 6 months to more than
1 year. The next step is to contact a DUI lawyer in Atlanta.
Why You Should Secure Legal Protection
As a driver under the age of 21, your risk of being arrested for DUI are
much greater than a driver over the age of 21. Georgia law prohibits drivers
under 21 to drive with a BAC of .02% or greater. This means that registering
a .02% or higher on a BAC test may be cause for the officer to arrest you.
The punishments for underage DUI are as harsh as any, and include the following:
- Minimum jail sentence of 24 hours
- Monetary fines up to $1,000
- 20+ hours of community service
- Driver's license suspension
The fact that you may have been wrongfully arrested does not matter—you
will have to make your case in court. Even if the evidence against you
is misconstrued, or the officer violated your rights during the arrest,
failing to prove your innocence in court may result in a conviction on
Trust 40+ Years of DUI Defense and Criminal Law Experience
At The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C., our legal team has helped
clients work through some of the most complex criminal law issues an individual
may encounter. Most people facing DUI charges fail to adequately defend
themselves in court, and suffer the consequences of a criminal conviction
as a result. Our Atlanta DUI attorneys not only provide effective defense
against our clients' charges, but also help them pursue expungements
of DUI charges to protect their record.
As former prosecutors, our team know the ins and outs of DUI law from both
sides of the courtroom. It pays to know how the prosecution thinks. When
you know what to expect in your DUI case, you may use it to your advantage
as you fight for a case dismissal. Do not take chances with your future—schedule your case consultation with our firm today!