Charged with an Underage DUI in Hilton Head?

Hilton Head Criminal Defense Lawyer

When an individual under the age of 21 gets behind a wheel while intoxicated, they not only place their own life in danger, but all passengers in the vehicle, and all others on the road. Driving under the influence (DUI) is illegal to those who are permitted by law to drink. For those under the legal drinking age, 21 in South Carolina, they can face severe penalties if caught driving under the influence. Anyone suspected of drunk driving can be pulled over by law enforcement and subjected to a breath test and field sobriety tests. Speak with a Hilton Head criminal defense lawyer from our firm if arrested for underage drinking and driving.

Drivers under the age of 21 who are caught with a BAC level of .02% or higher can be arrested and face the penalties for an underage DUI, including a license suspension. If this takes place, you will need all the assistance possible fighting for your driving privilege in a DMV hearing. Our firm can stand by your side throughout this entire process. If you are a driver under the age of 21 and were convicted for a first time DUI offense, you will face administrative penalties. In other words, you will face a license suspension but will not be responsible for fines or jail time. The problem is that you are not permitted to have any level of alcohol in your blood and can easily obtain a DUI.

Securing Legal Assistance

As an underage driver with a DUI charge, you will have to request an administrative hearing within 30 days of the notice of suspension of your license. If you do not request the hearing or if you lose, your license will be suspended for a set amount of time, beginning with three months for a first offense. It is essential to secure the legal assistance from one of our attorneys at Bauer & Metro, P.C. We can help you through each step of the process, beginning with representation at the administrative DMV hearing. Contact us today!

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I was in Hilton Head for a friends wedding and had the misfortune of being pulled over and was arrested for DUI. Driving while under the influence is nothing to be taken lightly these days. It can affect your job and many other things due to not being able to operate a vehicle. In no way am i condoning drinking and driving, but let's face it, everyone makes mistakes. I was terrified! It felt like ... - Kye G