Arizona’s Underage DUI Laws
Drivers under the age of 21 are subject to additional criminal liability in Arizona, where there is separate crime statute that forbids any person under 21 to drive with any amount of alcohol in his/her system. This applies no matter how small amount of alcohol was consumed, even if you’re not impaired and your driving was fine. yUpon conviction, an “underage” Tucson driver is subject to a mandatory 2-year suspension, which can only be ameliorated by the trial judge’s power to allow the defendant to drive on a restricted license. However, you’ll still pay the monetary fines, and be required to install an interlock ignition device. That means you’ll have a to breath into a tube in your car every time you want to drive your car somewhere.
The Repercussions of a DUI on University Students
Arizona’s Underage DUI Laws obviously affect a lot of university students, and being located near the University of Arizona our office gets lots and lots of calls on these.
As if the legal penalties and fees of an underage DUI weren’t enough, university students can face even more repercussions. Colleges often have their own set of rules regarding criminal offenses, and DUI convictions. Students charged with a DUI can often face suspension from classes, sports teams, or other extracurricular activities. If the DUI happened on the college campus the punishment can even be expulsion.
Underage DUI Defense from Tucson’s Best DUI Lawyer
By consulting with an experienced DUI attorney you can likely minimize the penalties, and costs associated with an underage DUI conviction. Michael Harwin has successfully defended countless university students as they face DUI, and other criminal charges. Michael takes pride in preserving the future and reputation of his clients.
If you or a family member has been charged with an underage DUI, call Michael at 520-624-5300 to discuss your case.