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What Happens to My Driver's License if I Get an Underage DUI?

If you find yourself in the situation of having a conviction for driving while having any alcohol in your body and you are under the age of 21, you may be wondering why your driver's license is suspended for two (2) years and if there is any way you will be able to drive within that two (2) year period. Many people in this situation need to drive for work, school or other obligations and being prevented from doing so can have a significant negative effect on their life.

5 Reasons teenagers have a higher risk for DUI accidents

Being a teenager comes with a lot of new responsibilities, life lessons and getting a feel for how the real world works. Grasping reality and the serious consequences of certain actions is difficult because most teenagers are still living at home under the rules of their parent(s) or guardian(s) and don't understand the real-life battle that comes with facing a serious offense. How can they understand the effects a DUI can have on their future when they're only just beginning to grow into their adult self?

Strong penalties in Arizona for teens convicted of DUI

The next few months will mark a very busy time for many high school students. April is often thought of as prom season, followed by graduation and the end of the school year in late May/early June. These events often lead to celebrations, and at some of these parties, there may be people drinking alcoholic beverages.

Zero tolerance laws apply in Arizona

Many people in Arizona have been pulled over at one time or another. Everyone makes mistakes behind the wheel and there is a chance that such a mistake could cause an officer witnessing it to suspect that you are suffering from alcohol impairment. However, if you submit to and pass a breath test and other sobriety tests, there is a chance that you could get away with no further trouble.

How can an underage drinking conviction affect your life?

In Arizona, many drivers on the roads are under the age of 21. Owning a car can be extremely beneficial, allowing young people to expand their horizons, find better job prospects and live more independently. However, all of this can be jeopardized by a DUI charge. As the legal drinking age is 21, if you are younger than this and found to be driving drunk, you could face serious criminal charges.

A DUI conviction could affect your insurance costs

In Arizona, being able to drive is extremely useful, and many young people get their license as soon as they are able to. However, as it is legal to drive before it is legal to drink, this can sometimes result in serious criminal consequences as young drivers get behind the wheel not realizing that they may be affected by zero-tolerance laws. This means that rather than having to have a blood alcohol concentration below 0.08 percent like most drivers, they could be arrested for having even a small quantity of alcohol in their system.

What is the legal drinking age in Arizona?

In Arizona, it is a great concern that a lot of young lives are lost in road accidents and that in some of these cases, the drivers involved in the incidents were drunk at the time. This is a large part of the state's determination to crack down on drunk driving and prevent repeat offenses. However, this means that you could be stopped at any time if officers have reason to suspect that you are driving drunk.

Hosts may be liable in underage DUI cases

Every year in Arizona, countless individuals are pulled over on suspicion of driving drunk. If you make some mistakes while driving, it is possible that this could happen to you, as officers may assume that your errors are caused by intoxication. Fortunately, if you have not been drinking, it is likely that you will be cleared of that assumption as drunk driving tests are often quite accurate.

Underage drinking could cost you your license

Young people in Arizona often have busy lives. Between balancing fun, friends, work and college, not to mention family and other responsibilities that may crop up, being able to get around at their own speed is important. As such, it is hardly surprising that many young Americans learn to drive as soon as possible.

What is the legal limit for drivers under age 21?

In Arizona, accidents on the roads are all too common. No matter how careful you are, the chances are that at some point you may become embroiled in an accident, even if it was not your fault. As a result, you and any other drivers involved could be asked to submit to a number of tests to determine your blood alcohol concentration. In general, as long as this is below the legal limit of 0.08 percent, you should be in the clear. However, there are some exceptions.

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