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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.

At the 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:

  • Fines
  • 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.