Underage DUI

DuPage, Cook And Kane County DUI Lawyer

It is against the law for any person under the age of 21 in Illinois to drink alcohol unless they are on private property with the permission of their legal guardian or for a religious purpose. While it is illegal, underage drivers who are under the influence cause a high number of fatalities each year.

Illinois is a zero-tolerance state which means that any driver under the age of 21 who has a blood alcohol content over 0.00% can be arrested and charged with DUI. If you or a loved one has been accused of underage DUI, contact Martin & Kent, L.L.C. right away to take the steps needed to stop this from affecting you for the rest of your life.

Penalties for Underage DUI

When you are arrested for underage DUI, you are facing:

  • 3-month to 2-year license suspension
  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • $2,500 fine

In addition to these charges, you may be facing other alcohol-related crimes, such as distributing alcohol to minors, child endangerment, moving violations, and possession of false identification. You may even run the risk of having your car insurance revoked by your insurance provider.

Call Our Firm Now - You Only Have 10 Days

An underage DUI carries criminal and administrative charges. Within 10 days, the Department of Motor Vehicles takes steps to suspend your driver's license no matter what the outcome of your criminal case. For your defense, you should retain the services of a seasoned DuPage County DUI attorney.

In some instances, an underage DUI can prevent a student from being accepted at the college or university of their choice, having a serious and direct effect on an individual's future. Our attorneys are former criminal prosecutors that know the tactics taken to convict accused criminals.

Contact our firm for a free consultation and get Martin & Kent, L.L.C. on your side.