Knoxville Underage Driving While Impaired Charges
DUI Defense Attorney in Knoxville for Underage Drivers Facing Charges
For drivers between the ages of 16 and 21, it only takes blood alcohol content of .02% to be charged with driving while impaired. This charge also applies to driving under the influence of drugs, whether legal or illegal. It is classified as a delinquent act for drivers ages 16 and 17, and a Class A misdemeanor for drivers ages 18 to 20. If you or your son or daughter has been arrested for underage driving while impaired, your best course of action is to consult with an experienced Knoxville DUI lawyer with a track record of success. Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law, has been defending clients in all types of DUI matters for almost 15 years. He has been awarded a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and a Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Rating. You can see for yourself his long list of impressive case results. In addition to loss of driving privileges, conviction of underage driving while impaired can have financial consequences and a negative impact on future prospects. These charges should not be taken lightly!
Dedicated Defense against Underage Driving While Impaired in Knoxville
For a first offense with no aggravating factors, underage driving while impaired is punishable by driver's license suspension for 1 year and a fine of $250, plus possible public service work, if imposed by the court. The defendant is not eligible for a restricted driver's license (to get to school or work), as an adult driver convicted of DUI might be.
However, the consequences of conviction do not stop there.
- When your driving privileges are restored, your insurance rates almost certainly will go up.
- You may be denied admission to the college of your choice, or enrollment may be suspended.
- You could lose a scholarship or financial aid and student housing.
- Future employment prospects could be negatively impacted by a conviction on your record.
Attorney Kurtz was named Top DUI Attorney in Knoxville by Cityview Magazine in 2011. He has helped many clients in a wide range of state and federal criminal defense matters. He is a seasoned Knoxville criminal defense attorney, dedicated to protecting your rights and aggressively fighting for your best interests. Do not take chances when your future is at stake!
Contact our firm for superior defense against charges of underage driving while impaired.