Tennessee has extremely harsh consequences for minors who drink and drive. While the blood alcohol content limit is .08 for adults, the limit for minors is only .02. As a result, your child can face extremely harsh consequences for doing something that would not even be illegal for an adult.
The penalties for underage DUI in Tennessee can include fines, jail time, driver's license suspension, reinstatement fees, higher insurance rates and alcohol education programs. If your child is over the age of 18, he or she would also have a permanent criminal history that would be visible to colleges, future employers, landlords and others who conduct background checks. The immediate cost of a DUI conviction can be several thousand dollars. The long-term costs of having a criminal record can be far higher.
Since 1994, the Law Office of Rob McKinney in Nashville, Tennessee, has defended minors charged with underage DUI and underage drinking. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your child's case.
Is There A Defense To Underage DUI Charges?
If your son or daughter calls you late at night and tells you that he or she has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it's important to seek legal help as soon as possible. Keeping your child's record as clean as possible is important. A conviction could affect your child's ability to attend graduate school, pursue certain careers or even obtain a professional license.
Underage DUI penalties attorney Rob McKinney has extensive knowledge of the law and of court procedure in drunk driving cases. Mr. McKinney is often possible to resolve underage DUI charges without a conviction that would result in a permanent criminal record.
Defense Of Tennessee Underage DUI Charges
Nashville teenage drunk driving lawyer Rob McKinney has the experience needed to protect your child's rights and advocate for a positive resolution to his or her case. To arrange a free initial consultation, please contact us online or call 615-686-2115.