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Understanding underage drinking DUI laws

The legal standard for underage drinking and driving is different for those over the age of 21 and underage drivers have stricter restrictions. It is important to understand these standards if you have been charged with underage drinking and driving. Being found guilty of these charges could lead to severe consequences for you.

The law has zero tolerance for underage drivers who have small amounts of alcohol in their blood. Even though the law allows those over 21 to have up to 0.08 percent alcohol in their body, underage drivers do not have this concession. Even a minor amount of alcohol, ranging from 0.00 to 0.02 percent based on state laws, can lead to an underage drinking charge as well as DUI charges. The government has implemented strict laws because they want to make sure underage drinking and driving will be reduced.

The government argues that these laws have reduced the number of underage driving accidents and fatalities. Several studies have shown that underage drinking and driving is more common than overage DUI's. Those who are charged with underage DUI's may face severe ramifications. These include hefty fines and long-term implications on their driver's record. Employers and universities might consider background checks on people and this could harm the driver's chances.

You might think that these underage drinking laws are a little unfair. But the government has set these laws and you should consider hiring an experienced defense attorney if you are charged. The attorney will try to make sure you are not charged. In case you are charged, the attorney will try to protect your permanent record and make sure your interests are protected.

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