Underage DUI in Virginia
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Driving under the influence (DUI) is a very serious offense, even for drivers under the age of 21. Since motorists under legal drinking age are not allowed to purchase or consume alcohol in the United States, DUI penalties for them are much harsher.
If you are under the age of 21 and have been arrested for a DUI offense in Virginia, our juvenile DWI attorney can help protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. We possesses the extensive knowledge of state laws in order to successfully navigate through the complexities of your case.
Penalties for Underage DUI
While a person over the age of 21 needs to have a BAC level of 0.08% or higher in order to be charged with a DUI, an underage drinker needs to have a BAC level of only 0.02% to be charged. An underage DUI in Virginia is classified as a Class 1 misdemeanor, which is punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year and a maximum fine of $2,500.
In addition to a DUI conviction, an underage drinker may also be charged with the following:
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Distributing alcohol to other minors (if there are underage passengers in the vehicle)
- Possession of false ID
- Child endangerment
- Other traffic violations
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