A charge for a DUI in Arizona is a serious offense. The consequences can have even more of an impact on young adults who are still under the legal drinking age. Conviction for the offense may affect higher education opportunities, internships, scholarships, and even employment options in certain sensitive industries. However, an arrest does not mean conviction will follow. A DUI defense attorney can fight for case dismissal, not guilty verdicts, deferred adjuration and other favorable outcomes.
Mesa Underage DUI Defense Lawyer
When your future or that of your loved one is on the line, it's important to use every tool to prevent unfortunate resolutions. As a former Maricopa County prosecutor, James E. Novak understands very well the strategies used by the prosecution. Additionally, his technical background helps find weaknesses in the pieces of evidence that are often central to the case against you. He represents clients throughout Maricopa County, AZ, including Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, and nearby areas.
The initial consultation is free and confidential. James Novak will personally guide you through the Arizona criminal justice process and DUI laws as they pertain to individuals less than 21 years old. Additionally, he will help you understand your available defense options and begin building the framework to combat these charges. Call (480) 413-1499 today.
Under 21 DUI in Maricopa County, Arizona
The Underage DUI Driver will be punished for having ANY alcohol in their system regardless of whether the person's ability to drive was impaired even to the slightest degree. If convicted, the underage driver faces a two year license suspension through the motor vehicle department.
If you are under 21 and received an alcohol related or a DUI charge(s) then you face a lengthy loss of your drivers’ license. Also, other penalties may include jail, fines, counseling, community service, MADD program and any other penalty the4 court deems appropriate.
According to Arizona Revised Statute § 4-244, it is unlawful:
For a person less than twenty-one years of age to drive or be in physical control of a motor vehicle while there is any spirituous liquor in the person's body. (Arizona Underage DUI Law listed in part).