Underage Drinking in Panama City
Zero Tolerance for Underage Drinking
Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug among young people in America. This state, along with many others, has enacted "Zero Tolerance" laws that bring stiff penalties for underage drinking. If you are under the age of 21 and have blood alcohol content (BAC) of .02% or greater, you can be charged with DUI. If you are convicted, not only will it go on your criminal record, but you will lose your driver's license. It is essential that you retain the services of a knowledgeable Panama City criminal lawyer immediately after an arrest. The consequences can be so severe that getting the defense involved early is extremely important.
Mr. Shepard can help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case. He has a 10.0 Superb Rating from Avvo. Our lead attorneys are both former prosecutors, and we can use the insight and knowledge gained in that capacity to your advantage. We thoroughly investigate every detail of the evidence to find weaknesses in the prosecution's case against you. We prepare for each case as though we were going to trial, but we may be successful in getting the charges dismissed, or negotiate a favorable plea bargain, based upon the circumstances. We are a results-oriented criminal defense firm, dedicated to protecting the rights of defendants, and in pursuing the best possible results for underage drinking charges.
Panama City Underage Drinking: Dedicated Defense
For a first offense DUI conviction, with a BAC of .02% or higher, your driver's license will be suspended for 6 months. If your BAC is greater than .05%, the suspension will be for a longer period. With a BAC of .08% or higher, the consequences include jail time, fines, community service, license suspension and court mandated alcohol treatment classes.
For a second DUI conviction under the age of 21, your driver's license will be suspended for 1 year. Depending on how high your BAC registered, you could face 10 days to 1 year in jail, and a fine of $1,000 to $4,000. Do not face this dangerous legal situation without a professional Panama City DUI lawyer that knows how to work within the system and get results. We will aggressively pursue the best possible resolution. Contact the firm.