Facing Underage DUI Charges in Fresno County

California has a zero tolerance laws for drivers who are under 21 and drive with any alcohol in their system. Depending on your blood alcohol level, you could be charged under the following California statutes:

·  CA Vehicle Code 23136: California’s Zero Tolerance Law (Civil Offense)

·  CA Vehicle Code 23140: Under 21 with a BAC of 0.05% – 0.07% (Infraction)

·  CA Vehicle Code 23152: Driving Under the Influence (Misdemeanor)

If you are under 21 years old, you must submit to a preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) test or other chemical test as required by a peace officer. The PAS test results can be used against you for DMV or infraction cases.  Failure to submit to a PAS test will result in a minimum of one year suspension. However, in order for the prosecutor for a DUI, an evidentiary chemical test must have been given.

Even if you are under 21 years old, you are entitled to have a DMV hearing.  You must contact DMV within 10 days in order to request a hearing to fight the suspension. Most DUI attorneys will schedule your DMV hearing for you.

Fresno District Attorneys are strict in prosecuting drivers under 21 driving that are charged with an under the influence of alcohol charge.  Therefore, if you have recently been arrested for a DUI and are under 21, the single most important thing to do is contact a DUI attorney immediately.  A DUI attorney will ensure that the officer had reasonable suspicion to pull you officer, the officer completed the police reports and DMV documents correctly, the field sobriety tests were administered properly, the breath machines were functioning properly, or any blood test administered was performed properly.  These techniques will allow your DUI lawyer to have the DUI under 21 charge dropped or reduced.

Further, if you have a DMV suspension, an experienced DUI will help you apply for a restricted license without waiting for the 1 year suspension to elapse.

If you are under 21 and have been charged with an alcohol related offense, contact my office at (559) 447-1240 as soon as possible.  At a free consultation, we can discuss your case and determine all your options for DMV and the court.

Posted on
April 2, 2015
in
Fresno Drunk Driving Posts
category
Driving under the influence, DUI charges, DUI Fresno, DUI laws, DUI lawyer, Fresno DUI, fresno dui attorney, under 21 DUI, Underage DUI, Underage in Fresno, zero tolerance for DUI

What You Must Know if You are Arrested for a DUI.

Illegal searches and seizure cases are difficult to prove without an experienced criminal law firm in Fresno, California.
DUI
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
May 16, 2015
DUI arrests are complicated and in order to fight a DUI, you must understand how an officer can arrest you on suspicion of DUI. Learn what it takes for an officer to prove you are guilty of a DUI and how to defend yourself.

Avoid a DUI Conviction on Cinco de Mayo!

DUIs for Cinco de Mayo Fresno is very common because Fresno police target drunk drivers to arrest you when you do not have a lawyer.
DUI
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
May 5, 2015
Fresno police will be patrolling heavily on Cinco De Mayo, so read these quick tips to avoid being arrested and accused of a DUI. See why police use this holiday as a major source of revenue and how you can stop them.

Combination for Disaster: Prescription Drugs and Driving

Medical DUI cases need experienced drug driving lawyer in Fresno.
DUI
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
July 30, 2015
If you are taking prescription drugs, read this before attempting to drive so you understand the dangers your medication may have on your driving. Even without drinking, you could face a DUI charge and a jail sentence.

Contacting DMV Driver's after a DUI Arrest in Fresno

A Fresno DUI lawyer will help you obtain a DMV hearing and fight for your driver's license and appear in court for you.
DUI
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
March 1, 2015
DMV must be contacted within 10 days from the date of your DUI arrest or you will lose your license. Read this post for a few quick tips that will help you avoid a suspended license and help you prepare for your DMV hearing.

Speedy Trial Violations: Dismissals are Possible

Fresno courts must dismiss the case against you even if you are guilty when your rights are violated in Fresno with the right attorney.
Criminal
Criminal, Traffic and DUI defense Fresno, CA
Law Offices
April 18, 2016
The government is required to prosecute you within a reasonable period of time, and when there is a violation of a speedy trial right, it is serious. See if your case should be dismissed when the district attorney violates the law.

Happy Halloween! The Scary Truth of Halloween DUIs

Do not drink and drive on Halloween. If you are arrested and face DUI or criminal charges, get a DUI attorney in Fresno.
Our Firm
Criminal, Traffic and DUI defense Fresno, CA
Law Offices
October 30, 2015
The scariest trick you can receive is winding up in jail on Halloween. If you are preparing to drink on our scariest day of the year, take these tips to heart before getting in your car. We can show you how to avoid a DUI arrest.

Happy Veterans Day! Let's Celebrate Our Brave Soldiers

Criminal lawyers will help you when you are charged with a Drunk driving this Veteran's Day.
Our Firm
Criminal, Traffic and DUI defense Fresno, CA
Law Offices
November 11, 2015
Fresno Police Department is patrolling this weekend for suspected drunk drivers in Fresno. If you are drinking during the holiday weekend, please make sure to not drink and drive. If you have facing charges, get help now.

Celebrate Your Boss on National Boss Day!

Traffic lawyer in Fresno is the best Boss and attorney. Tina Barberi will make sure you get great service for your DUI case.
Our Firm
Criminal, Traffic and DUI defense Fresno, CA
Law Offices
October 16, 2015
National Boss Day is a special day to tell your boss how much they mean to you. For Tina, we decided to surprise her with a blog because she has been working so hard on her website and we hope she will enjoy it.

Fresno County Tough on Petty Theft Charges

Petty theft and shoplifting in Fresno will be prosecuted without having the proper criminal lawyer that understands theft charges.
Criminal
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
April 16, 2015
Have you been arrested or accused of petty theft? If so, you need to read the steps you need to take to keep from getting a petty theft conviction in Fresno County. This blog will explain the charge and how you can fight it.

Any rights in our car? US Supreme Court Says No!

Traffic lawyer in Fresno will defend unconstitutional searches and seizures by police in California. Make sure to hire an attorney.
Traffic
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
April 20, 2015
Are you safe from police intrusion? Find out what the Supreme Court said about officers and their mistakes. If the officer can be wrong about the law, then why can't we? See how you can protect yourself when driving in Fresno.

Fresno DUI Laws-What is Your Blood Alcohol Level?

Blood alcohol levels depend on what you drank and ate before your arrest so call a DUI lawyer in Fresno to find out your BAC.
DUI
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
March 14, 2015
Determining the blood alcohol level in your system at the time of driving is key to a DUI case. Here is how to determine if you have a valid defense for your DUI case, including how to calculate alcohol levels in DUI cases.

17 Best Tips To Find the Best Criminal or Drunk Driving Lawyer in Fresno

Facing criminal or drunk driving charges in Fresno is serious. Find the right criminal and DUI lawyer in Fresno.
Criminal
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
March 1, 2019
When you are facing criminal or drunk driving charges in Fresno, find out why you need a lawyer and what to look for when hiring legal counsel. Here are 17 tips that can help you find the best lawyer for you and your criminal case.

You Might Also Like