According to Kentucky law, the definition of “drunk” differs depending on the driver’s age. Drivers over 21 are legally drunk if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 or greater. For drivers under 21, it only takes a BAC of .02 to be charged with drunk driving.
It’s easy to get charged with underage drinking and driving, and it’s easy to fight these charges, at least for an experienced lawyer like me, Timothy Denison. Perhaps I sound cocky, but I stand behind what I say. I have successfully fought to keep many underage clients from having to face the lasting consequences of a criminal conviction.
When a person under the age of 18 is convicted of DUI/DWI, he or she is going to lose his or her driver’s license for a while. The earliest that driving privileges will be reinstated is at age 18 or in accordance with the driver’s license revocation laws that apply to adults, whichever results in a longer period of revocation.
When a person under the age of 21 is convicted of drinking and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, he or she will get no leniency for being underage. He or she will be subject to the same penalties as adults. For those who are under the age of 21 and accused of driving with a BAC between .02 and .08, the penalties are lesser, but still costly.`I will attack the case and find all soft spots that could be exploited to help you walk away without having an underage DUI/DWI on your record. When you choose me as your Louisville underage drinking and driving attorney, you’ll have a fighter in your corner.
Underage DUI Lawyer Tim Denison is not afraid to defy conventions, redefine norms or push the boundaries to come up with creative means of winning your case. To discuss your case with Tim call 502-589-6916, or send an email today.