A person who is charged with a DUI under 21 can have numerous problems and can have additional charges for a minor in possession of alcohol or drug possession, which standing along can also put the young person in jail, cost them additional fines and a driver’s license suspension.
DUI for persons under 21 is substantially different than for adults. Here is what is required, and the penalties for a DUI under 21 case:
If you have other driving offenses, they can be added in as well. For example, typically in a DUI case there is a failure to maintain lane charge. That is a misdemeanor under Georgia Law and can cause additional probation (either concurrent or consecutive), and points on your license. if you are under 18 and get any offenses either by themselves or in combination of offenses, you can lose your license for that as well. In addition, for the underage possession charges you can receive additional probation and jail time.
Suffice it to say the stakes are high. Don’t go it alone. Contact us today. You’ll be glad you did.