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At Navarro Law, we will put up a tough fight for you in court, all while maintaining heartfelt legal guidance and support for you in your time of need. We will not only show up for you in court like any other attorney, but we will also strive to make you feel comfortable, safe, and cared for. We are genuine about our clients, and one of our crowning features as a firm is our interpersonal communication. We work well with prosecutors and have critical interpersonal skills that could make the difference between a negotiation for reduced charges and a harsh sentence. If you or your child are facing underage DUI accusations, contact Navarro Law to discuss your defense options today.
Arizona implements strict DUI laws for underage drivers (those under 21 years old). Also known as the “not-a-drop” law, the statute establishes that drivers under the age of 21 may not drive any detectable amount of alcohol in their system. Proof of a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is not required to warrant an underage DUI charge, as an underage driver merely needs to exhibit impaired driving to warrant a charge.
Keep in mind that there are several associated charges that may be tied with an underage DUI charge. For example, an underage individual might additionally face the following alcohol-related charges:
- minor in possession of alcohol;
- soliciting alcohol;
- possessing and/or using a fake ID;
- traffic violations;
- identity theft.
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Penalties and Sentencing
Those convicted of underage DUI (or a “baby DUI”) will face Class 2 misdemeanor charges that include up to 6 months in jail and up to $750 in fines, as well as a mandatory 2-year license suspension. However, as opposed to adult DUIs, underage DUI does not require mandatory minimum sentencing.
Note that, while underage drivers may be charged with underage DUI, they may still be charged with standard DUI, depending on the severity of the offense. This means the underage defendant could face many of the same penalties as adults convicted of standard DUI.
In certain cases, judges may allow underage drivers with suspended licenses to petition for restricted licenses. Such licenses grant drivers limited driving privileges, such as commuting only to and from home, school, and their job. Use of a restricted license does require installation of an ignition interlock device (IID), though.
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If you or your child are facing charges for underage DUI in Gilbert, AZ, contact Navarro Law to get started on your defense today. Remember that the illegal threshold for DUI for drivers under 21 years old is much lower than for standard DUI, so even minor intoxication could warrant a charge. Navarro Law has been representing clients in DUI cases for years, so you can trust that they know how to develop an effective defense for your underage DUI charge.
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