Underage DUI in Nevada
Counsel From A Trusted Reno DUI Defense Lawyer
Has your child been charged with driving under the influence? The state
of Nevada hold strict, zero-tolerance standards when it comes to underage
drivers and alcohol and those convicted could be facing significant DUI
penalties. It is advised that you speak to proven, aggressive counsel
immediately to discuss your child's legal options.
Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover, every client that comes through our doors benefits from the insight and
knowledge of a former prosecutor. As a
Reno criminal defense attorney, Kenneth A. Stover has been working in our criminal justice system for
over two decades. He knows what challenges the accused face in these circumstances—even
juveniles—and how to best protect their rights and interests.
Your child does not have face the allegations against them without a dedicated
advocate by their side. Call our firm today.
Understanding "Underage DUI"
NRS 484C.350 describes the offense of underage DUI. Because underage drivers
should not be in possession of alcohol in any circumstance, the standards
for criminality in these cases are much higher. A driver 21 years old
and older cannot be behind the wheel with a blood alcohol concentration
(BAC) of .08% or higher. Those under the drinking age can be arrested
if they have a BAC that is more than just .02%.
If convicted, the accused in these cases can be sentenced:
- A maximum of six months in jail
- Community service
- A license suspension of at least 90 days
- A drug & alcohol evaluation
- Mandatory attendance to Nevada DUI school
It's worth noting that jail time is rare in these cases—judges
will usually forgo this penalty in exchange for community service. Depending
on the age of the accused, the case will either be handled in criminal
court or juvenile court. Either way, it is highly advantageous to have
an assertive and insightful
Reno DUI defense attorney by your side. Proper representation can pursue any weaknesses in the case
against your child and ensure that they receive every consideration they deserve.
A favorable solution can still be possible. Use our online form to request a
free case evaluation today.