Minneapolis & St. Paul DWI Lawyer
A person under the age of 21 who is under the influence of alcohol and drugs while behind the wheel of a car can be charged with underage DWI. If they are under the age of 18, they will be charged as a minor in many cases. This doesn’t mean that the effects of being charged with underage DWI are diminished because they are very serious.
In fact, the penalties for underage DWI can be quite harsh, resulting in a fine of up to $1,000 and 90 days in jail. The license is revoked and there are fees associated with getting it back. There are also a number of actions that need to be taken to get it back.
If you are the parent of a child that has been accused of DWI or you are under the age of 21 and you have been charged, it is important to have your rights exercised and your future advocated for by a qualified St. Paul & Minneapolis DWI attorney. With the proper representation, the end result can be much better than it would be otherwise.
Fighting For Your Future
Minnesota has no tolerance for underage drinking. That is why those under 21 are to not have a single drop of alcohol in their systems. If there is a trace amount of alcohol in the bloodstream, then it will result in a DWI charge. If a person under the age of 21 has a blood alcohol concentration of .08, he or she faces the same penalties an adult who tests .08 would. This is another reason why it is very important to secure the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Aggressive & Strategic Criminal Defense
Your St. Paul & Minneapolis DWI attorney will look at every area of your case in order to determine which strategy is going to be the best one to use. The strategy that is devised for your case is one that is based on the facts that come about during the investigation of the traffic stop, the arrest process, and even the blood or urine testing. If anything went wrong at any point during the process, your attorney will address this and make it known in order to secure the best result in the case. The better conclusion, the better the future will be.
Contact A Minneapolis & St. Paul DWI Lawyer
Underage DWI is very serious in that it can be expensive and it can cause a person to have a criminal record that they don’t want getting in the way of their future. If you are the parent of a minor that has been charged with DWI or you are someone under the age of 21 needing to find a solution, the Anderson Law Firm, PLLC can help you. To learn more about your rights and options, call 952-582-2904 for a free consultation.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Please contact attorney Kirk Anderson for an initial consultation.