Drinking and Driving Under Age 21 »
Charleston Lawyer for DUI / Under Age 21
Drinking and Driving is a dangerous activity
. Under the
law of South Carolina, Charleston and North Charleston drivers who drink
and drive under the age of 21 face a greater threat of arrest. In addition
License Suspension for DUI
is even greater.
is a common name for these enhanced penalties.
DUI arrests involving a person under 21 are different in these ways:
- Refusal with no priors is the same 6 month suspension, but refusal with
a prior DUI related conviction within 5 years triggers a full year suspension
- Taking the breath test and registering .02 or more (instead of .08) results
in a 3-month suspension. Prior DUI related conviction within 5 years = 6
- If for some reason a person is injured or unable, and a medical professional
agrees that breath cannot be taken, an officer may order a blood sample.
DUI attorney Tim Amey
and other Underage drivers in Charleston, North
Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Kiawah, John’s Island, James Island, Folly Beach,
Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, and those charged by State Troopers,
Charleston County, Dorchester County and Berkeley County. Call today for
a free consultation.