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 underage 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. It 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, but we are also committed to caring personal service as we believe in working together with you to seek the most favorable result available.
Learn more about your case when you call (973) 828-0009 today to speak to a skilled Parsippany underage DWI lawyer.
I work personally and promptly to help reduce, acquit, or dismiss your charges.
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I use my 25 years of experience to make sure you do not feel the heavy hand of the law.
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"I can't thank him enough for his guidance and reassurance throughout this situation."
Mr. Porreca represented me in a DWI case and went above and beyond to help me resolve my situation. The process itself was ...- Megan