Driving with any alcohol in your system as a minor, whether in Flagstaff or elsewhere in Arizona, can lead to serious consequences like a loss of your driving privileges for two years, jail time, a conviction on your record that will stay with you forever, and difficulties with college admissions, obtaining student loans, background checks, or the ability to hold certain licenses.
What is an Underage DUI
Arizona Revised Statutes § 4-244(34) prohibits a person under the age of 21 from driving with any detectable blood alcohol content. It does not matter if your BAC was under a 0.08, you may still be prosecuted in the Flagstaff Municipal Court for an Underage DUI if you had any alcohol in your system and were driving. This is especially common in a college town like Flagstaff.
What Happens if I am Convicted of an Underage DUI in the Flagstaff Municipal Court
An Underage DUI is not a civil traffic offense, but a criminal offense. If you are convicted you face jail time, a lifetime conviction on your record, and a loss of your driver’s license. You may be required to participate in alcohol counseling and treatment and be placed on probation. The Rosenstein Law Group has successfully represented those charged with Underage DUI throughout the State and can help you find the right defense to reduce the charges, dismiss the case, or get an acquittal at trial. The sooner you contact us for your free consultation the sooner we can help. Call today at 480-248-7666 or contact us online for your free consultation.