Kissimmee Underage DUI Attorneys
Under 21 and arrested for DUI in Florida?
Are you under 21 and were you arrested for DUI? Or, are you a parent whose
son or daughter was recently arrested for an underage DUI? At Meléndez
Law Offices, P.A., our
Kissimmee DUI attorneys are dedicated to defending the constitutional rights of our community
members, and we can provide you with the hard-hitting defense representation
you're looking for!
What Are the Penalties?
While it's against the law for adults to drive with a blood alcohol
level of .08% in Florida, for drivers under 21, the legal limit is .02%
or higher under Florida's zero tolerance law. This means that if an
underage driver is stopped by the police and found to have a BAL of .02%
or higher, their license will be automatically suspended for 6 months.
This .02% limit was established so young drivers couldn't have a single
drink and drive, and that was the whole idea. The driver's license
suspension can be increased if the driver's BAL was over .05%, or
if the driver had a BAC of .08%, they face the same penalties as an adult,
First DUI Offense (BAL of .08% or above)
- A fine of $500 to $2,000
- Six months driver's license suspension
- Mandatory 50 hours of community service
- Probation – not to exceed 1 year
- Up to 9 months in jail
- Vehicle impoundment or immobilization for 10 days
- DUI school
- Increased insurance premiums
Experienced Kissimmee Criminal Defense for Young Drivers
At Melendez Law Offices, P.A., we are a family-oriented
criminal defense firm that understands the full ramifications of an underage DUI conviction
and how it impacts the young driver's future and their family's
finances. For high school students or college students, a DUI conviction
can have a devastating effect on college applications, certain scholarships,
and acceptance onto college sports teams.
When you're working so hard to build a future, the last thing you want
is to have a DUI put your name at the bottom of a pile. Should you hire
a DUI defense attorney? Yes, absolutely. As DUI attorneys we know which
DUI defenses may help your case significantly.
Give us a call today to find out what types of defense strategies could be used in your case.
We also offer Spanish-speaking services! We all have rights - todos tenemos derechos.