Anyone under 21 year of age who is convicted of driving with as little as a 0.02% BAC can face a $500 fine, a six-month license suspension, and jail time. Those under 21 years old who drive under the influence of drugs or with a BAC of 0.08% or greater are subject to the same penalties as those over 21.
The Virginia DMV’s brochure, “It Can’t Happen To Me”, explains the Virginia DUI laws and penalties in greater detail. It also covers other alcohol-related offenses, such as minors in possession of alcohol, open container laws, and using a fake ID to buy alcohol. The DMV’s drinking and driving page can also lead you to more facts, statistics, myths, and resources on the topic.
Because a DUI charge is a serious criminal offense, you should consult an experienced DUI / DWI attorney before you go to court. The knowledgeable DUI / DWI lawyers at BernsteinHough, P.C. will give you a free initial consultation, inform you about your rights, and help you to decide how best to proceed in fighting the charges against you.
Remember, having the guidance of an experienced DUI / DWI attorney can increase your chances of successfully defending your driving privileges if you’ve been charged with DUI / DWI in Richmond & Central Virginia.