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Long Island Underage DWI Attorney

Can a minor get a DWI?

New York State adheres to the zero tolerance law which states that any individual under 21 years of age who is found to be in operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol at a blood alcohol content or BAC of .02 percent or higher be charged with underage DWI. While penalties for underage DWI do not include jail time, they are still very strict and put limitations on the offender that seek to prevent further violation. If you have been charged with underage DWI, consult a skilled Long Island DWI attorney who can help.

Penalties for Underage DWI in Long Island

The implied consent law applies to those under 21 as well as those of legal drinking age, and they state that any driver on New York's roads is consenting to a blood alcohol test, if one is requested by a law enforcement officer. First time offenders can lose their license for 6 to 12 months and face fines and other fees that do not usually amount to more than $1,000. Multiple offenders can lose their license for a term of one year, or until the offender reaches age 21, whichever is longer. Additionally, the fines and fees associated with multiple underage DWI's may exceed $1,000.

Jacoby & Jacoby is a driven law firm that focuses on providing quality, thorough and creative defense that is designed to present strong and compelling evidence in favor of the accused. Our firm will work closely with you to gather as much possible information about the incident before building a detailed, thorough defense. We can examine the results of a blood alcohol test for accuracy, and our knowledge of DWI-related charges allows us the confidence from experience that aids in every victory.

Contact a Long Island DWI lawyer if you have been charged with DWI and are under 21.

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