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Illinois has some of the strictest laws regarding underage drinking and driving. If a driver under the age of 21 is pulled over and found to have any trace of alcohol in their system, they will be facing serious consequences. For this reason, it is crucial that you obtain the legal counsel and representation of a proven Chicago DUI lawyer. At Ahmad Law Firm, we truly care about helping you protect you future and safeguard your driving privileges. We will go above and beyond to fight for your reputation and defend you against you charges.
As a former prosecutor, our founding attorney knows how to craft a strategic defense against underage DUI charges and can utilize this experience and insight to help with your case. We provide in-depth legal counsel to all of our clients and are available around-the-clock to advocate for your rights. You can count on us to put in the time, preparation, and commitment needed to effectively fight your charges.
What penalties am I facing for underage DUI?
As mentioned, Illinois has very strict laws against underage DUI, which means the penalties that follow are often severe. The consequences you face will depend heavily on your BAC at the time of arrest.
For example, you will be facing the following for certain blood alcohol content:
- BAC of more than .00: This is considered a zero tolerance offense and you will face a three month suspension of all driving privileges. A second offense will warrant a one year suspension.
- BAC of .05 with evidence of impairment: As a DUI charge, this will result in a revocation of driving privileges for a minimum of two years. A second conviction will result in a revocation for a minimum of five years.
- BAC of .08 or more: If you are over the legal limit for of age drivers, you will be facing DUI charges. If convicted, you could have your license and any driving privileges revoked for a minimum of two years, with a second offense warranting a minimum five year revocation.
You could also be facing imprisonment for anything above the legal limit, with additional fines. A first offense or second offense will both result in up to $2,500 in fines. If you refuse to take a breath or blood test, you may also have your license suspended and face other penalties.
You cannot afford to leave your future on the line! You could face career, collegiate, and social repercussion for a conviction of underage DUI.