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Reno DUI Lawyer: Underage Drivers

DUI Defense for Underage Drivers

An individual under the age of 21 who drinks and drives may make the mistake of his or her life. The laws are tough on underage DUI offenders, and the consequences can be significant. In Nevada, if a young driver has a blood alcohol level of 0.01%, the equivalent of one beer or one glass of wine, that may be enough to charge them with an underage DUI arrest. The courts do not like drunk drivers and the idea behind strict laws against underage DUIs is to send a message and discourage those who might drink and attempt to operate a motor vehicle.

The parents of underage drivers should contact a Reno DUI lawyer with experience in all types of criminal defense matters and who is well versed in all laws relating to underage DUI offenses. My firm, The Law Offices of Walter B. Fey provides seasoned legal counsel to underage drunk drivers and their families. My goal is to provide a defense that achieves the most favorable outcome possible for the clients in DUI cases.

Call me today at (775) 329-1101 for a case review.

Adverse Affects from a DUI Conviction

DUIs are not strictly concerning the consumption of alcohol but also include the use of drugs or medications that impair the perceptions and reaction time while driving. Underage DUIs can affect the ability of the offender to attend a college of choice, advance in a certain career or seek employment in the armed forces, law enforcement or other jobs that require a high level of trust and security clearance.

It is essential to seek legal advice from a defense attorney skilled in handling underage DUI cases. I have practiced criminal defense as a public defender and in private practice, with the current emphasis on DUI defense for clients facing serious allegations and possible life changing convictions.

Common penalties can include:

  • Jail time, fines, probation
  • License revocation, vehicle confiscation
  • Court mandated DUI classes and counseling

A judge may add penalties depending on the circumstances of the DUI, prior offenses or the degree of impairment of the driver. An accident caused by an underage person driving while under the influence resulting in major property damage, injuries or deaths would receive severe punishment by the courts. With so much at stake, it is important to have representation from an established DUI defense attorney. Make an appointment today for a consultation with Walter B. Fey.

Underage?

If you or an underage driver is facing charges for a DUI, contact a Reno DUI attorney!

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Why You Should Choose The Law Office of Walter B. Fey

  1. Quality Defense, Caring Service, Solid Representation
  2. Long Background Serving as a Public Defender
  3. Member of the National College of DUI Defense
  4. Specific Training and Experience in Sobriety Testing
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