Has Your Child Been Charged with Underage DUI?
Our Proven South Bend DUI Defense Lawyers Are Ready to Help
Young people facing criminal charges usually face lighter sentences and
considerations than their adult counterparts in the criminal justice system.
For drunk driving charges, however, the opposite can be true: those accused
of underage drunk driving may actually face more penalties than those
over 21 facing their first DUI charge. This is why it is so critical to
make sure that these young drivers receive the robust defense they deserve
when confronting the allegations against them.
Wruble Law Group, we understand the concerns that families face when they realize their
son or daughter is suddenly facing a drunk driving charge. Our experienced
South Bend DUI defense attorneys are well-acquainted in the DUI arrest
procedure and can ensure that any avenue towards a reduction or dismissal
of our clients' charges will be tirelessly pursued both in and outside
Ready to start exploring your DUI defense options? Contact our skilled
team today to request a
free case evaluation.
Underage DUI Penalties in Indiana
The consequences of a DUI conviction can be so disruptive to one's
life because they always incorporate multiple types of penalties. Unfortunately,
the same is true for DUI penalties for underage drivers caught with a
blood alcohol level of .02% or more.
First-time underage DUI penalties in Indiana can include:
- One-year license suspension
- Fines up to $500
Please note that these penalties are applied to drivers found with a BAC
level of more than .02% but less than the standard .08%. If found with
a BAC of .08% or more, underage drivers are exposed to standard first-time
DUI penalties, including up to 60 days in jail. Additionally, these clients
may also be subject to additional charges like minor in possession, soliciting
alcohol, child endangerment, and other infractions.
Take a Proactive Stance with Wruble Law Group
Young people are usually preparing for so much ahead of them: college.
New jobs. Travel. They should not have to deal with lasting consequences
from a single lapse in judgment.
If your child has been charged with a DUI, our firm is ready to hear from
you. Our skilled and capable team can ensure that your child's rights
are protected and that they receive every consideration they deserve before the law.
Start confronting your underage DUI charge today. Call our team at