Under 21 DUI
Underage and Charged with DUI? Experienced Broward Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth Padowitz Has Effectively Challenged DUI Charges
If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI and is under 21 years old, then it is important to contact an experienced criminal defendant in order to defend your rights. Florida law provides strict guidelines for blood alcohol content (BAC) in regard to DUI cases involving individuals under the age of 21. The BAC limit for a person under 21 is .02%. This means that, if Florida law enforcement has probable cause to determine that an underage individual is driving while under the influence of alcohol, then law enforcement has the right to request that the individual submit to a blood, breath, or urine test to determine the amount of alcohol in his or her system. A refusal to take the requested test carries it’s own penalties due to Florida’s implied consent law.
Individuals under the age of 21 who are facing DUI charges may encounter harsher penalties than those who are 21 years old or older. Penalties imposed upon drivers under 21 for DUI include license suspension, detainment, mandatory substance abuse evaluation (if your BAC was between .05% and .08%), as well as criminal charges with potential jail time and severe fines (if your BAC was .08% or greater). Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. provides effective criminal defense representation for clients facing DUI charges in South Florida.
If you have been charged with a DUI related offense, an experienced criminal defense attorney is imperative. Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. aggressively handles all State and Federal criminal charges. Contact our law firm to speak with our DUI attorney and to discuss your situation. Our Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney will strategically develop a defense designed personally for you and your situation. Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. represents clients throughout Broward County and all of South Florida, including: Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Weston, Hollywood, Davie, Parkland, Cooper City, and Coral Springs.
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