Teenage DUI & Arrest
If teens think they are exempt from the Virginia underage DUI laws, they need to think again. The laws come down hard on underage drinking and driving because it is not only illegal, but it can result in property damage, serious bodily trauma, and death. This does not stop college kids and other teens like this 19-year-old from drinking and driving and getting arrested for underage DUI.
Teenager Arrested for Drinking and Driving
Allegedly, the 19-year-old struck a car parked on the side of the road and, consequently, flipped the SUV he was driving in Chesapeake. He had minor injuries, but was still arrested for drinking and driving and now will have to face serious consequences imposed by the legal system. If convicted, the teen could lose his license and be assessed fines in the short-term. In the long-term, the teen will have to endure a life with a criminal record that could affect applications for both jobs and schools.
Parents who allow their teens to drink can also be held accountable by the legal system with criminal charges, like these parents in Virginia Beach. After allegedly allowing their 17-year-old daughter to have a party with hundreds of school-aged kids who were underage drinking in their house, yard, and neighborhood, both parents were arrested for corruption of minors, disorderly conduct, and providing alcohol to underage teens. In the United States, everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, therefore, the examples mentioned are technically still considered innocent.
However, as you can see, the consequences of underage drinking and underage drinking and driving can stem out and affect other people. Had the 19-year-old run into a car with another driver and a passenger in it, what could have happened to those people? That 19-year-old might be facing homicide charges like this teenager in Denver.
Contact A Trusted Virginia Beach Criminal Lawyer
Teens make poor choices, as that is a part of growing up and learning. If you have been charged with underage DUI, you will need a Virginia Beach Criminal lawyer who understands the different potential defenses that can be used in underage DUI cases. Call our office today at (757) 228-5529 and let a dedicated professional help you