If you are underage or your son, or your daughter has been arrested for drinking and or drinking and driving, you should seek experienced legal advice immediately. Anyone under the age of 21 who is stopped with .01 (usually one beer) in their system will lose their driving license for one year (unless there is an extreme hardship in the family, even driving to school or work will be denied). If your child receives a ticket for driving with alcohol she has only 10 days to request a stay and hearing.
The rights of minors who have been charged with DUI or underage drinking are different from those of adults. Juveniles do not have a right to a jury trial and they do not generally have a right to a public proceeding. They are fortunately, entitled to full notice of all charges against them, the right to a fair hearing, and the right to confront hostile witnesses.
If you or your teenager has been arrested for drunk driving, underage drinking, or any other crime, it is important to have a lawyer who is familiar with the juvenile system and highly experienced in DUI defense. You need San Jose San Francisco juvenile defense lawyer that can keep your child in the juvenile system. Our law firm is intimately familiar with the juvenile justice system and proceedings.
In addition to our legal defense of juveniles, we have a referral system for families in need of counseling for their children and themselves, including substance abuse rehabilitation programs and parenting classes which can help in the difficult teenage years.
We vigorously defend Californians who have been charged or accused of criminal offenses including DUI, underage drinking and or hosting an underage party. As a parent herself, criminal attorney, Lucy S. McAllister, has a special interest in the defense of juvenile cases and representing kids, parents, and others accused of crimes involving kids.
For an initial confidential consultation, and for more information please e-mail us or call us at (877) 280-9944 – 24 hours a day.