Statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reflect that almost a third of fatalities for those 15-20 years old are from motor vehicle crashes. Of those deaths, nearly 35% were related to alcohol. As a result, our state has a no-tolerance rule regarding underage DUI offenses. If you are under 21 years old and are found to be operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .02% or higher, you will be arrested on DUI charges.
I am Steve Neighbors and if you or a loved one has been charged for underage DUI, I want to know about it. I have 30 years of law practice and have tailored my firm to concentrate on DUI law and effective DUI defense. With this narrow focus, I am able to understand the laws fully and see what does and does not work when protecting the rights and freedoms of those accused of DUI charges. By using a proven Overland Park DUI defense lawyer, you give yourself the best chance possible for a favorable outcome to your case.
If you are found guilty of underage DUI, you face license suspension, probation, heavy fines, community service and mandatory alcohol education class. Conviction becomes part of your permanent record which is not automatically expunged when you turn 21.
In DUI cases, an unlawful stop by the police can be aggressively challenged which can, in some instances, make the evidence the police gathered inadmissible. A blood test, field sobriety tests and breath tests can frequently be attacked as to their reliability and how they were administered. I have set myself apart from others by my hard-hitting DUI defense and the ability to produce the best possible outcome in each case.