Parsippany Underage DWI Defense Attorney
Under 21 DWI in New Jersey
The minimum drinking age in New Jersey is 21 meaning that it is illegal
to purchase, possess or consume an alcoholic beverage. Simply possessing
alcohol can lead to a $500 fine. If you or your child has been caught
driving while under the influence of alcohol, the penalties can have severe
consequences. The police and prosecution are unforgiving when it comes
to underage DWI charges. In order to protect your rights and your future,
it is crucial that you contact a proven
Parsippany DWI lawyer without delay.
Penalties for Underage Drunk Driving
If you are under the age of 21, or if your underage child is not yet 21
and has been caught with a BAC of .01 % or more, the penalties can include
a loss of driving privileges for 30 to 90 days, 15 to 30 days of community
service and participation in alcohol and highway safety classes. If BAC
is over .08 %, the regular
DWI penalties may be applied. I may also be possible to be prosecuted for DWI even if
the BAC level is below .08 %. Underage DWI charges can be confusing.
The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C. is very knowledgeable when
it comes to underage DWI and we can help you to understand what you are
facing and what your legal options may be. My firm is driven to protect
the rights of the accused and I am determined to achieve optimal results for you.
Protecting Your Future
An underage DWI conviction can have a greater impact than the punishments
imposed by the court. A DWI conviction can affect college applications,
job applications, insurance rates and more. My firm understands what you
are going through. We know that in this economy it is tough enough for
young people who are trying to establish themselves and build their lives.
You do not need the additional burden of trying to build your life and
career under the weight of a criminal conviction.
At my firm, we will not only aggressively fight to protect your future,
we are also committed to caring personal service as we believe in working
together with you to seek the most favorable result available.
Contact my team to learn about possible defenses for your underage DWI case.