Criminal Defense Lawyer for Underage DUI/DWI Charges
Has your underage child been charged with the juvenile crime of drunk driving or other DUI? While the criminal court system does not impose as harsh penalties for minors as adults convicted of a DUI or DWI, the consequences are still severe. This is why you need a Snohomish County criminal defense attorney who is dedicated to avoiding any criminal convictions from tarnishing your son or daughter’s record and affecting their future. Defense Attorney Michael P. Sheehy is passionate about criminal defense and together with a dedicated support staff, does everything he can to get the best outcome possible for the given circumstances. He has personally helped clients in the areas of Lynnwood, Marysville, Edmonds, Bothell, Everett and Mill Creek and all of Snohomish County. We may be able to help you with your underage DUI case.
A minor can be charged with drunk driving if his or her blood alcohol concentration (bac) is 0.02 or higher. If an officer determines that the minor has failed a field sobriety test, breathalyzer (breath test), blood test or suspects that that individual has been driving under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol, he or she will be detained. The next legal action is the administrative hearing which may result in your child’s driver’s license being suspended. However, penalties may exceed a driver’s license suspension. While minor DUI is a misdemeanor, a conviction can result in up to 90 days in jail and/or up to $1000 in fines and fees. If you are concerned that your child’s future will be greatly impacted due to a criminal conviction for drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs, get the help of a knowledgeable DUI and juvenile crimes attorney who knows what’s at stake.
Contact a Snohomish County minor DUI defense attorney at our office immediately after your underage son or daughter has been arrested for drunk driving.