A Law Firm Defending Drivers Under 21 Charged With DWI
DWI charges can be especially problematic if you (or your child) are not of legal age to drink. Anyone can be charged with DUI/DWI if they are under 21 and caught by law enforcement with an amount alcohol in their blood that registers at .02% BAC (blood alcohol content) or above while operating a motor vehicle. This zero-tolerance policy enacted by Minnesota legislators can lead to DWI charges when the individual involved has consumed the smallest amount of alcohol. In fact, a .02% BAC potentially could register even without consuming any alcohol, due to the margin of error in breath testing devices. You will need the legal counsel and dedicated representation of an attorney who is experienced handling underage DWI cases if a charge against you has been filed.
Defending Underage Drivers In Minneapolis
There are consequences that an underage person will suffer from when they are arrested for DWI. These consequences affect not only their current life but their future careers and opportunities as well. College applications and job applications usually require that you provide information about your criminal record. If you are attending college currently and are convicted of underage DWI, you may face severe penalties from the school. There is much to lose for young drivers who are faced with this situation. Having one’s driver’s license suspended, expensive fines, an impounded vehicle and other punishments are part of what one could expect if convicted.
Attorney Matthew T. Martin Will Fight For You
Mr. Martin, founder of Martin Law Offices, PLLC, can provide aggressive legal representation to those individuals who have been arrested for underage DWI. You have a lot to lose if you are convicted on such charges, and an attorney is available to inform you of your rights and help you defend against the charges.
The first and most critical step is to have your case evaluated. It may be possible to have the charges dismissed or reduced. An attorney’s early involvement in the case can be helpful in seeking alternatives to conviction and penalties. Call for a free case evaluation today: 612-351-1787.