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As you know, a DWI conviction can have a significant impact on a person’s life, including warranting fines, a license suspension, potential jail time, and more. That said, if you are under the age of 21 and you were recently charged with a DWI, you will most likely have to face a unique set of penalties. Please read on and reach out to a knowledgeable Morristown DUI defense lawyer to learn more about underage DWI penalties and how our legal team can combat those charges at every turn. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What BAC is needed for a person under the age of 21 to receive a DWI?

If you’re like most people, you understand that the blood alcohol content required to receive a DWI in New Jersey is .08%. However, what you may not know is that when someone is under the age of 21, they can face DWI charges if they’re found to have a blood alcohol content of even .01%. With standards so high, many young people find themselves facing DWI charges that can potentially impact their lives for years. If you find yourself in this situation, we are prepared to fight for you.

What are the consequences of an underage DWI in New Jersey?

When someone is convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol and they were younger than 21 years old, they risk facing a wide array of penalties. Just some of the penalties they may face are as follows:

  • A driver’s license suspension ranging from 30 to 90 days
  • Up to 30 days of community service
  • You may have to attend a four-hour remedial driving course to receive a probationary license (if this is only your first offense)
  • For a second offense, you will typically face an additional license suspension
  • The potential completion of the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center

The bottom line is that anyone who has been charged with an underage DWI, whether it is their first offense or a subsequent offense, shouldn’t proceed without a Morristown criminal defense lawyer on their side. If you have any further questions or need an experienced legal team in your corner, simply pick up the phone and give us a call.

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Graves Andrews, LLC is an experienced Morris County family law & criminal defense law firm serving all of New Jersey. Contact Graves Andrews, LLC to schedule an initial consultation to learn more about our services and how we can assist you. Reach out to our experienced attorneys today to get started.