Cecil And Harford County Maryland Underage DUI Defense Attorney
The age to legally purchase and consume alcoholic beverages in Maryland is 21 just like the rest of the United States. The legal limit for Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) while operating an automobile is .08%, again, just like the rest of the country. However, if you are below the age of 21 and are charged with drunk driving you should know that Maryland has extremely strict laws for those under the legal drinking age of 21. If you are under the legal drinking age and are caught driving drunk or driving buzzed there are very severe legal and administrative penalties you will face such as fines, fees and license suspension. In addition, if you are enrolled in any of the many colleges or universities in Maryland you may also face administrative penalties imposed by the school or institution.
Maryland Underage DUI Laws
Upon conviction of a juvenile drunk driving charge in Maryland the penalties are non-negotiable. Attempting to have your case dismissed for various reasons may be a very sound strategy. In some cases a juvenile drunk driving charge in Maryland may be dismissed for several reasons. Some of these reasons can be determining that there was not probable cause to stop the driver, the breathalyzer test not being properly administered or calibrated and was there enough evidence to charge the juvenile with a drunk driving charge. There are many other possible ways to dismiss the case. An experienced Bel Air Maryland Juvenile DUI Lawyer can help with this.
Contact A Maryland Underage DUI Attorney
If you, or your child has been charged with Driving Under the Influence and they are under the age of 21 please contact The Law Office of John P. Downs at (410) 398-0313. Or, email the firm here. Mr. Downs has offices in Elkton, Havre De Grace and Bel Air, Maryland for your convenience. With many years experience practicing Criminal, Traffic Offense & DUI Law in Maryland Mr. Downs and his staff have the experience and resources to help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible.