Indianapolis Underage DUI Attorney

Aggressive Defense for Minors Facing Drunk Driving Charges

While it is illegal for anyone to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or more, individuals under the age of 21 are held to a different standard. In Indiana, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to operate a motor vehicle with any amount of alcohol in their system. This means that a minor can be arrested for driving with a BAC of 0.01%.

Have you been charged with an underage DUI in Indiana? Contact Gemma & Karimi, LLP at (317) 676-4747 to discuss your case with an experienced Indianapolis underage DUI lawyer. We are available 24/7 and offer free initial consultations.

Indiana’s Zero Tolerance Laws for Minors

In addition to having a lower legal BAC limit, underage individuals also face harsher penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol. This is because Indiana has a “zero tolerance” policy for minors who drink and drive. This means that even a first-time offense can result in the loss of your driving privileges and a permanent criminal record.

Under Indiana’s zero tolerance laws, a minor can face the following penalties for a first-time DUI:

  • Driver’s license suspension for up to 1 year
  • 30 days of community service
  • Participation in a minor consumption program
  • Permanent criminal record

A minor who has a BAC of 0.08% or more can be charged with a standard DUI. This means that they could face the same penalties as an adult, including jail time. If you are facing charges for a minor or standard DUI, our firm can help. We can fight to protect your driving privileges and your future.

How to Avoid a DUI

You can avoid a DUI by not drinking and driving at all. If you plan on drinking, make sure you have a designated driver or arrange for a ride. You can also take a taxi, use a ridesharing service, or take public transportation. If you are at a party and feel drunk, it is important to avoid getting behind the wheel. You can ask a friend or the host for help, or find a safe place to sleep it off.

How to Fight Underage DUI Charges

The consequences of an underage DUI can be severe, which is why it is important to take these charges seriously. Even if you are facing your first offense, you will have a permanent criminal record. This can have a lasting impact on your life, including your ability to get a job, secure housing, or get into college. If you are facing charges, you should consult with a qualified attorney as soon as possible.

At Gemma & Karimi, LLP, we can help you build a strong defense against the following underage DUI charges:

  • Zero tolerance DUI, BAC of 0.02% to 0.08%
  • Zero tolerance DUI, BAC of 0.08% or more
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Other alcohol-related offenses

We have a proven track record of success and know what it takes to win. Our team can investigate the circumstances of your arrest and the evidence against you to look for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. If your rights were violated in any way, we will fight to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Being charged with an underage DUI can be a frightening experience, but you don’t have to face it alone. Our firm can provide you with the aggressive legal representation you need to fight the charges against you. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights, your reputation, and your future.

Call (317) 676-4747 or contact us online today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our Indianapolis underage DUI lawyers.

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