Colorado Springs Underage DUI Defense Attorneys
The percentage of underage DUI arrests are staggeringly high compared to the number of licensed drivers under the age of 21. 17% of all alcohol/drug-related crashes that result in death are caused by an underage driver, while only 10% of licensed drivers in the country are under 21. Statistics tell us that underage car accidents involving an alcohol report a blood alcohol content of .4. The legal limit is .08%.
For so many obvious reasons, underage drinking or drug abuse and driving don't go together. Underage kids, even with a license, are more reckless, less likely to wear seat belts, more likely to use their phone while driving, and so many more traits that reflect their youth. It's even proven that underage drivers' brains are not fully developed, so it is a disaster when you throw alcohol or drugs in the mix.
In addition to enormous fines, the underage driver will lose their license for at least a year. Drug/alcohol driver's education classes will be in order as well as community service. In some cases, you will be looking at jail time and/or a probationary period.
If you or a loved one is facing an underage DUI, don't slack on getting the best representation possible. You or your child's future is at stake. This charge could affect college applications, future job opportunities, scholarship options, and so many more grave consequences. In some cases, especially if the alcohol related incident caused a traffic fatality or if it's a repeat offense, the defendant risks being prosecuted as an adult.
The law offices of Barker and Tolini would love to be on your team. We know how to win. Give us a call today at 719-227-0230