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Underage DUI in Kent

A Kent Minor DUI Conviction Can Be Devastating

DUI testA minor DUI, also referred to as a Minor Operating a Vehicle Over .02, is different from a regular DUI. If a minor is guilty of a DUI, they will be charged with that crime, but if their BAC is over .02, they can be charged with a minor DUI. You can also be charged with an underage DUI if you have any measurable amount of marijuana THC in your system following a blood draw.

Often, the most damaging aspect of a minor DUI is acquiring a criminal record at an early age, which can damage the perception of their character and haunt them in ways that are not initially evident.

If your child has been charged with a Kent minor DUI, you should do everything you can to avoid a conviction. The Kent minor DUI attorneys at the Law Office of Jason S. Newcombe can help, so contact our law office at your earliest convenience.

If a Kent motorist under 21 is caught driving with a blood alcohol content of .02 or higher, they can be charged with a minor DUI. If convicted, this type of crime can also have an incredibly severe impact on future employment opportunities. Additionally, a minor DUI conviction can carry stiff penalties, including up to 90 days in jail and fines totaling $1,000. Other discretionary penalties may be tacked on by a judge.

Our Kent minor DUI lawyers are sometimes contacted by young people that pled guilty to minor DUI, who eventually come to regret that choice. They ask if there is any way our lawyers can redress the situation and purge the event from their record, but once a minor DUI conviction is handed down, there isn't anything that can be done to reverse the lasting damage until several years down the road when application for expungement can be made.

The reason they ask is because employers, creditors, and renters routinely check the criminal histories of applicants. A criminal record makes it difficult for young people with minor DUI convictions to get fair treatment. If a landlord or employer has a choice between an applicant with a clean criminal record and another with minor DUI conviction, who do you think they will ultimately choose?

One moment of poor judgment can derail a young person's life, which hardly seems fair. Our Kent minor DUI attorneys aggressively defend young clients facing these charges, because we believe that one youthful error in judgment shouldn't haunt someone for the rest of their life.

Protect Your Future With Assistance From Our Kent Minor DUI Lawyers

If you or your child has been charged with a minor DUI, contact our Kent law office today. You only have 20 days from the time of a minor DUI arrest to request an administrative hearing with the Department of Licensing. Our Kent minor DUI attorneys need time to investigate your case and prepare your defense.

Contact our law office for a free consultation, and let one of our Kent minor DUI lawyers use their experience to aggressively defend your legal rights. If your child has been charged with a regular DUI, their defense becomes even more challenging, so you have no time to lose.

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"Great service and follow up. Its a scary thing when you need a lawyer but Jason and his team make it less so. Very happy with our outcome." Scott Thibeault
"Jason and his team are excellent!! Everyone on the staff is super helpful and always follows up as promised. Jason has continuously gone above and beyond what's expected of him, which really put me at ease and let me know he was there to have my back. He's extremely knowledgeable of the law, has tons of experience, and make sure he takes the time to get the best outcome possible. Things would have been much worse for me without Jason's help." Jesse H.
"Jason Newcombe is an excellent attorney. He is professional, well-spoken and intent on achieving the goals set out during his initial counseling. If you are looking for an attorney to best represent you throughout your court process, Mr. Newcombe is a gifted rhetoric who presents his cases flawlessly and dedicates the entirety of his free time into making sure his clients receive the best possible outcome." G. S.
"Jason Newcombe and his Associate's are all top notch individuals who will fight tooth and nail for you and go the distance to ensure that you receive the best outcome possible on your case. I would not be where I am today if not for the Law offices of Jason Newcombe." Eric Brandt
"From start to finish with the DUI process Jason Newcombe's office has been more than helpful, friendly, honest and respectful.From the beginning, Jason was on our side and fighting our battle with us. He flat out laid out our options honestly and gave us his opinion on which was the best way to go, but never made the decision for us. Jason is very professional yet personable. We are completely satisfied with our end result. Couldn't ask for a better lawyer to be on your side." Christina P.