Juvenile DWI Charges in New York City
Defense Counsel for Underage Drivers Facing Conviction
New York State has a zero tolerance policy for underage drivers. A driver
under the age of 21 who registers at .02% BAC or greater will be facing a
DWI charge. This is such a small amount that even a few swallows of any alcoholic
beverage could easily lead to registering over the limit. A conviction
can cause you to lose your driving privileges for 6 months, and a second
offense could lead to license revocation until you are 21.
You will want to take action right away.
Contact a New York City DWI defense lawyer from H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. today. The sooner you retain
our services, the sooner we can begin building a sturdy case in your defense.
DWI Convictions Can Put Your Livelihood in Jeopardy
Getting a DWI on your record, especially so early in your driving history,
can be absolutely devastating to other aspects of your daily life. You
might not be able to get to work or to school if you are unable to drive.
Insurance providers will most definitely increase your premiums, as well.
Job loss and a reduction of your higher education might be the least of
your worries, however. You can also face time in jail and pay high fines
for DWIs, even as a juvenile.
Protecting Yourself from the Prosecution
In order to prove that a person under 21 is guilty of a driving while intoxicated,
there are several factors that must be proven by the prosecutor, such as:
- The police had valid reasoning for stopping the defendant
- Defendant was actually operating the vehicle when arrested
- Any blood or breath tests were legal
- Results of any tests were accurate and free of contamination
With the dedicated support of one of our respected DUI defense attorneys,
you can expect representation that will challenge everything the prosecution
uses. We know that the truth and inarguable evidence can be damaging to
their case against you. We can put in long hours to ensure that you are
defended properly and fairly.
Clear Your Name with a NYC Criminal Defense Attorney
Based on the amount of alcohol that you had allegedly consumed –
and how that affected your BAC – the charges you are facing could
either be a
DWAI or a misdemeanor DWI. If someone was injured and claims to hold you responsible,
you might even be charged with a felony offense. Either way, you will
likely be taken to court for sentencing. You shouldn’t stand before
a judge alone.
The professionals at our firm have litigated thousands of cases in our
impressive history, from minor offenses to felony charges. We can put
all of our experience and know-how to use defending you against the harsh
punishments of the legal system.
Do you want the support of a DUI defense attorney that is both rated as
10.0 “Superb” by Avvo and boasts a remarkable list of
case results?Call or contact us to schedule a
free case evaluation. Get started today before you lose your freedom.