Underage DUI in Redmond
A minor DUI is also referred to as a Minor Operating a Vehicle Over .02. This crime is different than a regular DUI, which is operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08 or higher. If a minor is found guilty of a regular DUI, they will be charged for Driving Under the Influence, but it only takes a BAC over .02 to be charged with a minor DUI. The most damaging part of a minor DUI conviction is acquiring a criminal record. The perception of being a criminal can significantly damage the perception of a young person's character and make it harder for them to get a head start in life.
If your child if facing the prospect of a Redmond minor DUI conviction, you should do everything you can to protect their future. The Redmond minor DUI attorneys at the Law Office of Jason S. Newcombe understand what's at stake these cases, and can help you take the next step.
A minor DUI is a misdemeanor in Washington State. If convicted, mandatory penalties that include a driver's license suspension will be imposed. The guilty party may also be required to spend up to 90 days in jail and pay fines totaling $1,000, and other discretionary penalties could apply.
Sometimes our Redmond minor DUI lawyers are contacted by young people who pled guilty to minor DUI. After realizing the full effect of that choice, they ask if there is anything our lawyers can do to erase the blemish from their record. You need to realize that once a minor has a minor DUI conviction on their record, there is little that can be done to reverse the damage.
Employers, creditors, and renters routinely check the criminal histories of applicants, which can be done quickly from any computer. Young people with minor DUI convictions may find it difficult to get fair treatment if they have a criminal record, even at a young age. If an employer or renter has a choice between an applicant with no criminal record and another with minor DUI conviction, which do you think they will choose?
The end result it that one moment of poor judgment ultimately derails a young person's life. Our Redmond lawyers believe that one youthful mistake shouldn't end up causing so many repercussions. In fact, our Redmond minor DUI attorneys aggressively defend clients facing these potentially life-altering charges, and we are ready to do the same for your child.Protect Your Child's Future With Help From Our Redmond Minor DUI Lawyers
If you or your child has been charged with minor DUI in Washington State, contact our Redmond law office today and get help from attorneys that care. After a minor DUI arrest, you only have 20 days to request an administrative hearing with the Department of Licensing.
Contact one of our professional litigators today for a free consultation. Your Redmond minor DUI lawyer will use their extensive legal experience to aggressively defend your rights. If your child has been charged with a more serious "adult" DUI, their defense becomes even more important, so don't waste another minute if this applies to your situation.