Charleston Underage DUI Defense Lawyer
It does not take much to be charged with drunk driving for individuals who are under 21 years of age. Those under 21 can be charged and convicted even when their blood alcohol content is less than the legal limit. In addition to the immediate consequences, a conviction will also result in a criminal record that can affect a young person for the rest of his or her life, making it difficult to find employment, housing or to qualify for certain loans. That is why retaining experienced legal counsel is essential.
I am Ravi Sanyal, a Charleston underage DUI defense attorney and founder of the Sanyal Law Firm, LLC. With more than a decade of legal experience as a DUI prosecutor, I understand how to defend against these charges, and I am committed to protecting your rights and your future. Contact me, a South Carolina drunk driving defense lawyer, online or call 843-641-0347 to discuss your case.
Underage Drunk Driving Consequences Are Severe
The state takes underage drunk driving very seriously and the consequences for a conviction are severe. If an underage driver has a certain BAC level, he or she will face a lengthy driver’s license suspension. If the BAC is beyond a certain point, the license suspension increases and time in jail is possible. This is to say nothing of heavy fines, increased insurance premiums and other consequences that come with a DUI/DUAC conviction. With so much at stake, you cannot afford to face these charges alone.
Protecting Your Rights and Your Future
Failing a Breathalyzer test or field sobriety tests does not result in an automatic conviction. The state still must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. I can attack the results of these tests, as well as the underlying reason behind the initial stop. If it is not possible to get your charges dismissed, I can see if a lesser charge may be possible. In every case, I will do everything I can to protect your rights and to help ensure that a youthful mistake does not have a negative impact on your future.
Contact a Mt. Pleasant Minor Drunk Driving Defense Attorney
Drunk driving charges involving minors are serious and require an equally serious defense. Contact me, a Charleston underage DUI defense lawyer, online or call 843-641-0347 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case. I offer evening, weekend and off-site appointments by request, and I accept all major credit cards.