Underage driving under the influence (DUI) in Oregon is no different than a DUI for an adult. This means that anyone under the legal drinking age cannot be convicted of a DUI for having low levels of alcohol in their system. Just like adults, they must have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or be "impaired" by alcohol or controlled substances. Nevertheless, the penalties for other violations like Minor in Possession of Alcohol can be quite severe.
Also, even if they register a mere 0.01%, they can be arrested. This may seem like a difficult situation to defend, but there are quite a few strategies that a skilled Portland criminal defense attorney can use to protect your child from criminal charges. Call the offices of Neal Weingart, Attorney at Law, LLC today to discuss your case.
When it comes to DUII in Oregon, for an adult or a driver under the age of 21, the penalties can be severe. In addition, someone under 21 with any amount of alcohol in their system, can lose their driver's license for a lengthy period of time. This affects their ability to get to work or school without depending on another person for transportation. If you are underage and have been charged with DUI, or if you are the parent of a minor who has been arrested for DUI, contact my firm for the defense that you need.
The only dependable way of fighting DUI charges in Oregon is to retain an aggressive and experienced lawyer. As an experienced trial attorney, I have the first-hand courtroom experience needed to defend you before a judge and obtain a dismissal of your DUI charges. I am a member of the legislative committee for the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and have tried hundreds of cases over the years.
My Portland DUI law firm offers a complimentary case evaluation, so call Neal Weingart, Attorney at Law, LLC at your earliest convenience!