The Serious Consequences Of Underage Drinking

Texas has a zero tolerance law when it comes to underage DWI. This means drivers under age 21 can face significant consequences for getting behind the wheel with any amount of alcohol in their system. The penalties can include:

  • A lengthy license suspension
  • Steep fines
  • Community service
  • Participation in an alcohol awareness course
  • Jail time (for certain repeat offenses)

What's more, drivers between ages 18 and 20 with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher could face DUI charges in the adult court system. A conviction would mean a permanent criminal record.

Those facing underage DUI or drinking charges also face another layer of potential consequences outside of the criminal justice system. School disciplinary measures may result in suspension or expulsion.

What few people realize: Underage drinking can cost you your driver's license — even if you never got behind the wheel.

Experienced Guidance To Protect Your Son Or Daughter's Future

At The Love DuCote Law Firm, we understand that everyone makes mistakes. Our goal is to help your son or daughter get back on the right track.

Our lawyers can help you with all aspects of underage drinking and driving charges, including:

  • Pursuing ways to get the charges reduced
  • Exploring grounds for getting the charges dismissed
  • Applying for an occupational driver's license (a restricted license that will minimize the inconvenience of a suspension)

We are very familiar with the juvenile and adult justice systems in Fort Bend County, Harris County and surrounding counties.

Contact our office in Sugar Land at 832-535-2084 to arrange a confidential consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.