In Arizona, it is against the law for a person under the age of 21 to drive with any amount of alcohol in the body. This law is intended to curb underage drinking and driving. However, it may also contribute to DUI charges against underage individuals who are not impaired and may not have been drinking. At the The Weingart Firm in Tempe and Phoenix, DUI attorney Mark N. Weingart has experience defending underage drivers who have been charged with a DUI. He will review the evidence related to your case and fight on your behalf for a favorable outcome.
Arizona is a no tolerance state when it comes to DUI offenses in people under the legal drinking age of 21. This means that the legal blood-alcohol level is 0.00% for those under the age of 21; in people age 21 and over, the legal blood-alcohol limit is 0.08%.
Anyone who is under the age of 21, has a BAC over 0.00%, and driving or in physical charge of the vehicle can be charged with driving under the influence even if there are no physical signs of impairment.
Arizona’s underage drinking laws don’t allow any room for error as far as chemical tests are concerned. However, these devices do have the potential to produce inaccurate results. Test results may be off if:
Attorney Weingart will review the chemical tests, police procedures that were followed, and the other circumstance in your case to develop a drunk driving defense strategy.
A first time DUI conviction for a person under the age of 21 is a class 1 misdemeanor that will remain on the offender’s record for life; the charge may result in the following penalties:
There is no doubt that an underage DUI can affect a person’s future. A DUI record can limit a young adult’s educational, scholarship, internship, and employment opportunities. With a suspended license, it becomes more difficult to get to classes and work. And with fines and attorney fees, it becomes more difficult to invest in your future. Attorney Weingart recognizes the challenges that are presented to those that have been charged with an underage DUI, and he is ready to help them get their lives back on track.
Contact the The Weingart Firm today to schedule an appointment with Mark N. Weingart, discuss your case, and learn more about your defense options. Attorney Weingart and his team of legal experts are here to fight on your behalf.