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Charged with DUI for underage drinking in California?

As a result of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act in 1984, states throughout the nation raised their legal age for the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages to 21. Still, sometimes people in California or elsewhere make choices that result in DUI charges being filed against them for underage drinking and driving while intoxicated. Even if an underage person behind the wheel of the vehicle has not been imbibing, but has alcohol present inside the vehicle, he or she is at risk for being charged as a minor in possession.

It is important to know that there is legal help available for families facing such situations. In California, if you test positive for a measurable amount of alcohol in your system after you have been driving a car, you could incur a suspension of your driver's license for at least one year. At the Law Offices of Jess C Bedore III, attorneys have combined experience of more than 50 years, helping clients obtain positive outcomes in court.

Our experienced legal team knows how to investigate the events leading up to and following your arrest to ensure that none of your personal rights have been violated. We are sometimes able to have charges dismissed or reduced, depending on the circumstances of your individual case. Facing the court at a DUI hearing can be an extremely stressful experience for a young adult. Therefore, it might help alleviate some of that stress to allow one of our attorneys to act on your behalf.

The penalties under conviction for underage DUI can be quite severe in California. It is understandable that one facing such charges would want to determine all options that might be available in his or her favor. A first logical step to take would be to retain the legal assistance of an experienced criminal lawyer in the area.

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