Mississippi Underage DUI Attorney
Under 21 DUI Lawyer in Biloxi, MS
Mississippi has harsh penalties for anyone convicted of driving under the
influence while under the age of 21. If you are under 21 and have blood
alcohol content (BAC) of over .08%, the same penalties apply to you as
those 21 and older, including possible loss of your license, jail time
and penalties. If you are driving with a BAC between .02% and .08%, however,
the court will apply the following sanctions:
First Offense: The first conviction under 21 is punished with a $250 fine and a 90 day
suspension of the driver's license. The court will also order attendance
at an Alcohol Safety Program. At the court's discretion, a Victim
Impact Panel may also be assigned.
Second Offense: The second conviction results in a fine of up to $500 and a one year suspension
of the driver's license.
Third Offense in Five Years: If you have three offenses under the age of 21, the court will impose
a $1,000 fine and suspend your license for two years or until you are
21 - whichever is longer.
As you can see, even one drink as an underage driver can possibly result
in severe penalties if convicted. It becomes even more crucial to have a
Mississippi DUI lawyer from Miller Law Firm, PLLC working for you in order to avoid you not only
losing your license, but having a
DUI conviction on your record for years, affecting your insurance bills, job
prospects and even scholarship opportunities.
Defending You Against DUI Charges in Mississippi
Even though the standards used to judge a minor as being intoxicated are
lower, the same defense strategies can still be used to challenge an underage
DUI arrest. Any evidence gathered against you will be carefully scrutinized
for possible challenge in your DUI case. Miller Law Firm, PLLC has helped
thousands of individuals with their DUI case and knows the best techniques
and strategies to get the best outcome for your case.
Contact a Mississippi DUI attorney to learn about your legal options if you have been arrested for DUI under
the age of 21.