Underage DWI in Kerrville
Under 21 DWI/DUI in Texas
Texas laws are quite harsh when it comes to drinking and driving when you are under the age of 21. Any detectable amount of alcohol in your blood stream when tested can cause a DUI charge. While adults have a legal limit of .08%, Texas has a zero tolerance for underage drinkers who drive. Even one small drink can rise to the level of
DUI. Established in order to discourage teenage drinking, the only good point about the law is that a first time underage DUI conviction will not land you in jail. However, it could result in
license suspension of 90 days to one year, community service, mandatory driving classes as well as steep fines.
There can be many defenses to bring against DUI charges of a minor. The margin of error during testing is one that can vigorously be fought, as there are so many factors that could cause a small amount of alcohol to appear to be in your system, when in fact it could be caused by:
- A medical condition
- Improper application of the chemical test
- Improper maintenance of the testing equipment
At the Law Offices of Chris S. Barnett, an experienced DUI attorney who knows the legal system can pull apart the officer's evidence in order to challenge it and attempt to have your driving under the influence charges either reduced or dismissed.
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Our firm strongly believes that you should always try to fight any DUI charges. There is just too much margin for error during the traffic stop, arrest, testing and the report preparation that can be disputed, requiring the case to be dismissed for lack of evidence. Our office will provide you with personal attention throughout your case, and keep you informed of the status as it proceeds through the criminal justice system. You can count on the Law Offices of Chris S. Barnett to be committed to providing you with the best possible outcome for your DUI charges. If you are under 21 and have been charged with a DWI, contact a DWI attorney from our firm to find out what we can do for you.