Underage DWI in Hidalgo County
Arrested for Driving Under the Influence?
If you have been pulled over and arrested for DWI/DUI, it is cause for concern. The penalties for a conviction involving driving under the influence or while intoxicated can be severe. If you are underage (under the legal drinking age of 21), you can face even more severe consequences. At The Law Office of Rene A. Flores PLLC, we offer strong legal defense for clients who are under the age of 21 who have been charged with underage DWI. Our Hidalgo County underage DUI attorney is extremely knowledgeable about DUI laws in Texas.
Representation for Underage DUI Arrests
The laws in Texas and throughout the United States are intended to prevent minors from drinking, and especially from driving after they are intoxicated. Even if an underage driver does not appear impaired, they can be charged with DUI. In most DUI arrests, there must be a BAC of 0.08% or higher - with underage DUI charges, you cannot have any detectable amount of alcohol in your system or else you are subject to arrest.
Penalties for Underage DUI in Hidalgo County
DUI arrests can escalate quickly, with you driving along one moment and suddenly being pulled over and questioned. It is important that you try to remain calm and exercise your right to remain silent. Your future and rights are on the line, and our Hidalgo County criminal defense attorney and team are here to help. We are here to ensure you understand the type of penalties you could be facing, as well as the possible defense strategies available to you.
- The penalties for being arrested for underage DUI include:
- 20-40 hours of community service
- Alcohol awareness course
- 60-day license suspension
- Up to $500 in fines+
- If you are pulled over and found to have a BAC of .08% or higher, you could face the following penalties:
- 90 days to a year of license suspension
- 3-180 days in jail
- Up to $2,000 in fines
Contact our Hidalgo County underage DUI attorney today at (956) 606-3606 to set up a free consultation.
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