New York DWI – DUI Under 21 Zero Tolerance Law
It is illegal for a driver under age 21 to have consumed any alcohol in the state of New York. If you, or someone you know, has been charged with underage DWI / DUI in New York, please call the attorneys with www.newyorkdui.com.
You still have some of the same rights and defenses that any other person charged with DWI / DUI in New York has. These cases are defendable and winnable.
And because of the age issue, this person has a lot more to lose. Besides future employment issues, college admission is at risk and even current enrollment in college can be affected.
The Zero Tolerance Law In New York
If your BAC is .05 percent or greater, the police may charge you with driving while ability impaired (DWAI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), and may prosecute your arrest in criminal court.
A police officer may temporarily detain you to request or administer a chemical test to determine your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).
If your BAC is .02 to .07 percent, you will be notified to appear at a DMV hearing. If the judge’s finding supports the charge, the penalty is a 6-month license suspension, a $125 civil penalty, and a $100 suspension termination fee.
Each additional offense will result in your license being revoked for at least one year or until age 21, whichever is longer, plus a $125 civil penalty, and a $100 license re-application fee.
A driver under 21 years old who refuses to take a chemical test under the Zero Tolerance Law is subject to a 1-year license revocation and a $125 civil penalty.
Under 21 arrests for drinking and driving in New York carry a heavy burden that negatively impact a young person for decades.
If you, or loved one under the age of 21 have been charged with DWI/DUI or DWAI anywhere in New York, we urge you to call for a no obligation consultation. The attorneys with New York DWI have significant experience handling these matters and can navigate through these difficult cases to get the best possible result for your case.
For some of the most experienced DWI/DUI representation in New York, give us a call. We will not pressure you. We will not play any games. We’ll answer your questions – and ask you a few as well. And if you want us to help….we will.
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