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.

However, while a younger driver may be perfectly competent behind the wheel, if they are found to have any alcohol in their system at the time, they risk being charged with drunk driving.Although the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration while driving is 0.08 percent, many states use zero tolerance laws meaning that if you are under the legal drinking age, even a very small amount of alcohol in your bloodstream can be enough to get you into trouble.

This in turn can lead to a criminal investigation, charges and the threat of conviction. Not only can this be a difficult and distressing thing to go through, but it can also have a very negative impact on your future. As if this wasn’t enough, if you are found to have been driving drunk, or you refuse a chemical test, you could end up having your license revoked or suspended.

If you are facing DUI charges, our page on underage drinking might have some useful information to help you through. You may also find the support of an attorney to be invaluable at this time. He or she can help you to understand the charges you face and may be able to assist you with building your defense and working toward avoiding conviction