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Defending against underage drunk driving in California

Drinking and driving laws in the state of California are strict, but the DUI laws that apply to underage drinking and driving are particularly severe. For example, drivers who have not yet reached the age of 21, who are caught by police with any trace of alcohol in their blood, will suffer the loss of their driving privileges for a year.

Underage drinking laws could even affect drivers who haven't been drinking but are under the age of 21 and have an unopened container of alcohol in their vehicles. This could result in a minor in possession charge, punishable by the loss of one's drivers' license.

California's zero-tolerance laws mean that young drivers accused of DUI will face an uphill battle in court. That said, an experienced DUI attorney could be able to help young drivers successfully defend themselves against their DUI charges. Even in cases where the evidence against the underage driver is strong, drivers can try to keep their jobs, stay in school, and avoid jail time.

At the Law Offices of Jess C. Bedore, III, our lawyers have extensive experience defending people of all ages in their drunk driving cases. We will review all the evidence in your case pertaining to the circumstances of your traffic stop, we will look at the way your blood alcohol tests were performed, and we will analyze other information to determine the most appropriate defense strategy to use in your case. If you have questions about your underage DUI defense, our lawyers are available to speak with you about your charges.

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