Teen Drunk Driving is considered a more serious offense then a simple DUI if the blood alcohol level above the .08% concentration. The courts consider young offenders to be at risk of re-offending and committing multiple DUI later in life. Researchers also provide other facts about teenagers including the link between teen drunk driving and higher chances of substance abuse later in life. You can call our office for a free attorney consultation anytime of the day.
The courts can prosecute teen drinking and driving several different ways. If the drunk teen is under 18 years of age, he can only be sited to a juvenile court. There are multiple juvenile courts in Los Angeles, but some courthouses do not have a juvenile department. For example, most criminal cases from juvenile offenders in Van Nuys, Tarzana, Encino and other San Fernando valley cities will be cited to Sylmar juvenile hall. Instead, if the drunk driving teen is over 18 years of age, he will be sited to one of adult Los Angeles DUI courts. An adult drunk driver can be prosecuted under California Vehicle Code section 23152 when his blood alcohol level is above the alcohol legal limit of .08% or when the police believes that he is too impaired to operate a motor vehicle. A teen drunk driving can be prosecuted under California Vehicle Code 23152, under the zero tolerance California Vehicle Code 23136 statute or under California Vehicle Code section 23140. Teen drunk alcohol use conviction under all 3 statutes may result in 1 year license suspension for any teen and can have other consequences, including fines, delayed driving license and other court consequences. A DMV prosecution for a teen drunk driving, even when not filed in adult court, will be shown on the DMV and will count as a prior offense for DMV point count, number or DUI offenses and other consequences of DUI. Therefore it is often more important to properly defend teen drunk driving case at the DMV, then in court. The consequences from a teen drunk driving suspension can be severe for anyone who relies on a car. We can also help with a critical need application and hearing and Los Angles DUI lawyer free consultation might be very beneficial to you.
Los Angeles DUI attorney defends teen drunk driving cases for many years and can help you fight your teen drunk driving cases. We specialize in all aspects of DUI defense including minor DUI (also called underage DUI), .05% bac DUI cases, a .01% bac cases (also called zero tolerance civil punishment) and more serious cases where a drunk driving teen causes an accident or has a high blood alcohol level. Los Angles DUI lawyer knows how to navigate any case into a better negotiating position and is very creative in setting up defense to very difficult DUI or teen drinking and driving cases. Drunk Driving attorney Los Angeles also can help with post conviction DUI relief and help persons who are on DUI probation to avoid DUI probation violation. We offer competitive rates and will guide you and your parents through this tumulus process. Call us (818) 921 7744 now to talk to an attorney directly.