Dui Attorney For Minors In Fort Bend
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL BY MINOR
In Texas, DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) are separate and distinct crimes. The crime of DUI can only be committed by a person under 21 years old.
It is unlawful for a person under 21 years of age to operate a motor vehicle while having any detectable amount of alcohol in the person’s system. This is a zero tolerance statute and a person commits an offense without regard to whether the consumption of alcohol results in impairment. Accordingly, field sobriety tests, blood and breath tests are generally not administered.
DUI is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500, community service, alcohol awareness course and license suspension. Punishment is enhanced for repeat offenders.
It must be emphasized that if consumption of alcohol causes intoxication, a minor may be charged with the much more serious crime of DWI – Driving While Intoxicated.
Contact Fort Bend County DUI lawyer Anthony Segura at 281-240-3941 for a free no-obligation consultation in our Sugar Land office.