DUI Attorney in Sacramento
Getting a DUI is a serious matter which should be discussed with an experienced DUI attorney at the Law Offices of Alin Cintean. There are two main laws that cover underage DUIs in California:
Vehicle Code 23136 VC
This is known as the “zero tolerance” law for underage DUI. This law states that anyone under the age of 21 that drives with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.01% or greater is in violation of the law and may face a one-year suspension of their driver’s license. This law is not only limited to alcoholic beverages and includes any sources that include alcohol, including medications. In order to determine the presence of very low amounts of alcohol in the underage driver’s blood, law officers use a preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) test. This can be conducted through a standard breathalyzer or similar device and works by measuring the alcohol on a person’s breath and converts it to the blood content.
Though breaking this law is not a crime with severe punishments, it is still advantageous to hire a skilled DUI attorney in Sacramento. An attorney can help an individual in violation of this law to challenge the license suspension, resulting in a cancellation of the suspension or in the procurement of a special “restricted hardship” license, which permits the individual to drive to work, school, or for family affairs. Continue reading “DUI CONVICTIONS FOR UNDERAGE DRIVERS”