Underage Drinking Attorney in Massachusetts
If you are stopped by law enforcement for suspicion of driving under the influence and are under 21 years old, you are in serious trouble. Like many states, Massachusetts has passed DUI laws for individuals under 21 that are extremely strict.
Are You Under 21 and Being Charged With OUI?
Let an attorney from the DUI Defense Group immediately review and evaluate the details of your case. All evidence against you must be looked at to determine how to move forward to fight a conviction on the charge.
Call the DUI Defense Group today at 800-82-DEFENSE (800-823-3336). Learn about our statewide OUI-DUI defense strategy. Free initial consultation.
Penalties for An Under 21 DUI Conviction
If you register at .02 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or above and are under 21, you will be charged with a DUI. Your driver's license will be suspended for 30 days just for failing the breath test. Your license will also be revoked for 210 days if you are convicted. You will have to pay more than $2,500 in fines and court fees and will be required to take a 16-week alcohol treatment program (one day a week). You will be on probation for a year. If you registered at .20 percent or over, you will be required to attend a two-week inpatient alcohol treatment program. There are no hardship licenses available to those convicted of underage OUI.
How We Help Fight the Charges
Your underage OUI defense attorney will seek out every possible flaw in the case against you and will challenge any evidence that was procured without correct law enforcement procedure. You are likely frightened and concerned. The attorney understands your situation and can advise you of what to expect and what can be done to aggressively defend your case.
For example, a .02 percent BAC level is extremely low, one drink or less, and Breathalyzers are notoriously inaccurate in their readings, making it possible to get arrested and charged with this offense without ever taking a drink. Medical issues, problems with calibration of the device and what you've had to eat can make a Breathalyzer reading inaccurate. Our attorneys make sure that there were no factors affecting the accuracy of the Breathalyzer. If problems are found, we will seek to have the case against you thrown out.
Contact a Massachusetts OUI Attorney for a Free Consultation About Your Underage OUI
When it comes to litigating under 21 OUI cases, our attorneys vigorously and tirelessly fight for clients, both in District Court and at the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). Call 800-82-DEFENSE (800-823-3336) for a free case evaluation or contact us online. Our lawyers handle drunk driving cases throughout New England and beyond.