Santa Rosa Underage DUI Attorney
Aggressive DUI Defense for Drivers Under 21
If you are under 21 and were recently arrested for
DUI, or if you are a parent and your son or daughter was arrested for an underage
DUI, you should immediately secure legal representation from a Santa Rosa
DUI lawyer. My name is
Joe Bisbiglia, and as the founder of The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia, I take underage
DUI cases very seriously because I am aware of the damaging effects a
conviction can have on a young person's life and their future.
Why hire The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia?
California's Zero Tolerance Policy
California has strict drinking and driving laws for young drivers under
the age of 21. In California, it is unlawful for a driver under 21 to
drive with 0.01% or more alcohol in their system. Under California's
zero tolerance law, a young person can be convicted of DUI if they drive
after having just one alcoholic drink.
Underage drivers are penalized harshly for drinking and driving because
underage drinkers contribute disproportionately to the number of alcohol-related
fatalities, thus the blood alcohol limit is set much lower in an effort
to discourage underage drinking and driving.
Penalties for underage DUI include:
- Up to 6 months in jail
- Up to $2,600 in fines
- Up to 10 month license suspension
- Alcohol treatment program
Contact a Santa Rosa DUI Defense Lawyer
What many people are not aware of is that disclosure of an underage DUI
conviction may be required on:
- College applications
- Job applications
- Some financial aid requests
The failure to disclose a DUI conviction can result in the loss of rights
and the loss of financial aid, and even charges of perjury. Additionally,
a DUI conviction can affect the ability for college applicants to play
on certain college sports teams and it can affect entrance into certain
colleges – this is not a desirable situation.
If you or your son or daughter is facing underage DUI charges, I urge you to
contact my Santa Rosa criminal defense firm to learn what types of defense strategies I would use in your case. I
am on your side and I am here to help!