Becoming an adult isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. With adulthood comes more responsibility and work, and less time for play. All too often though, the youth of our State grow up way too fast and engage in activities meant for adults. One such activity involves alcohol, as the rate of underage DUI cases is on the rise. When an underage person is arrested for DUI, they deserve an aggressive defense, to protect their present as well as their future.

Not only is possession of alcohol by a person under 21 against the law, it is also illegal to sell alcohol to a minor. Even with the most stringent laws in place though, youthful offenders seem to find a way to get their hands on liquor, and this can lead to a young person driving while intoxicated. Effective defense strategies to charges of underage DUI include:

● Seeking dismissal of the charges, in order to keep your record clean.

● Negotiating a reduction in the charges, which helps you to maintain reasonable insurance rates for your age.

Fighting for your rights as an underage defendant is important because your future could be adversely impacted by a criminal conviction. You could lose your ability to drive, which means you are unable to attend and complete school. Or, you might experience difficulty when applying to college or for employment when your education ends. We work with you to develop a strategy that takes into account the needs of your future, and employ a defense that works for your needs. Follow us on social media to stay on top of the latest trends, and have access to our full range of services.

If you have questions about underage drinking or underage DUI, call our office to learn more. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.