If you or a loved one is facing an underage driving under the influence charge, your first call needs to be to an experienced defense attorney. Underage drinking and driving cases involve very special circumstances that a DUI defense lawyer can handle quickly and accurately. First, the maximum blood alcohol levels are far lower for underage drivers than for other drivers. Underage drivers may also face related charges, such as minor in possession charges, which your lawyer can defend you against.
Underage DUI Penalties
The penalties for both DUI and underage DUI are severe; Christian Schwaner is familiar with these penalties and how they can affect the rest of your life. As an underage driver you are too young to have your entire life changed so drastically for one bad decision. You could lose your driving privileges for a significant amount of time. Your attorney will work hard to make sure that your driving record is protected and you do not have to face losing your license.
A DUI lawyer will be especially concerned with how your arrest was handled. He will look into whether your breath, urine or blood tests were processed and stored properly. Your experienced defense lawyer will probably also campaign to have those samples retested in order to be sure the results are the same as the prosecution’s tests. If the results are different, your lawyer can have those tests dismissed entirely.
Field sobriety testing must be performed in a certain manner, or it can be deemed illegal and inadmissible in court proceedings. A Colorado Springs DUI defense attorney is experienced in examining this type of evidence, and will not hesitate to have evidence dismissed from the case if it is deemed inappropriate and inaccurate. Your attorney is there to fight for your rights, every step of the way.
As an underage driver, you have your entire life ahead of you. You still have dreams and hopes you want to accomplish, and an underage DUI can be damaging to those dreams. An experienced attorney understands this and will take your case seriously. Christian Schwaner is there to ensure that you do not have to allow one bad decision to color your entire future.
Contact the law firm of Christian A. Schwaner, P.C. or call 719-387-0616 for a free initial consultation.