Underage DUI Defense in Dayton
Fighting for Your Freedom & Driving Privileges
An underage DUI offense is extremely serious for a young person. If over
18, the penalties are the same as for adult offenders. If under 18, the
driver's license can be suspended until age 18 is reached. The driver
may be eligible for a modified license, but additional penalties can be
levied. To face the court system at such a young age is traumatic and
can have unintended consequences.
Information for the Parent
Any parent is going to be concerned about this situation and wonder how
to avoid such incidents in the future and how to protect the child from
harm while providing a lesson in the responsibilities that accompany the
driving privilege. Obtain help from our dedicated and experienced underage
DUI/OVI attorney in Dayton to ensure that your rights are protected. To
answer your questions and work with you to defend your child's rights,
Gounaris Abboud, LPA can provide a high-quality defense strategy and work
with you to fight for favorable results.
Our Dayton DUI/OVI attorney can represent your child in court and in front
of the BMV, providing expert defense and keeping you informed every step
of the way. Schedule a
free case evaluation today.
Penalties for an Underage DUI Conviction
Even for a first offense, underage drinking and driving penalties can be
as much as:
- 30 days in jail
- $250 fine
- License suspension of up to two years
You may have already been offered a plea but keep in mind that most offers
that are accepted without legal representation result in a criminal conviction.
Most parents do not want to burden their child with a criminal record
at the beginning of his or her adult life.
Alternative sentencing that focuses on rehabilitation rather than punishment
may be a better option in your situation. We will work to protect your
child by reducing the penalties the court can impose and gaining some
time for your child to grow up and come to terms with adult responsibilities.
Keep in mind that an underage DUI charge involves not only the courts,
but also the BMV. We can competently navigate the trickier aspects of
BMV hearings, license suspension and reinstatement, deciding upon court
imposed treatment options and monitoring pleas and sentencing procedures.
An experienced attorney will work with you and your child and represent
your interests in both arenas. Need a lawyer for your underage DUI or
OVI case in Dayton?
Contact Gounaris Abboud, LPA for help!