DUI Attorney Serving San Antonio
Underage Drunk Driving Charges
In Texas, there is a difference between being charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated) and DUI (driving under the influence). You may be charged with a DWI at any age. If you are under the age of 21, however, you could be charged with a DUI if any alcohol is detected on your breath. If you are over 21, the legal limit for intoxication is a 0.08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC); but drivers can be stopped and cited for impaired driving due to alcohol or drugs regardless of their actual BAC level. If you are under the age of 21, you may also be charged with a DUI if caught driving with any detectable amount of alcohol in your body—however small that amount may be.
As an experienced DUI attorney and a board certified criminal defense lawyer, Tylden Shaeffer understands how to approach cases involving underage drinking and driving. Attorney Shaeffer represents clients in these types of cases throughout all of San Antonio and the surrounding areas in Central Texas and is happy to offer a free consultation to discuss your particular matter.
San Antonio DUI Defense Lawyer
The smallest amount of alcohol may result in DUI charges, if you are under the age of 21. Although the penalties for this offense may be less than those for drunk driving involving a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater, your license may still be at risk and you may face other serious penalties. Talking to a San Antonio DUI lawyer is an important step to take in order to find out what can be done to protect your interests after your arrest.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for underage drinking and driving, contact San Antonio DUI attorney Shaeffer today.