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Underage DWI

Counsel from a Skilled Buffalo DWI Attorney

Has your child been arrested for drunk driving? New York has "Zero Tolerance" laws when it comes to underage drunk driving and every year, countless young people find themselves exposed to a lifetime criminal record significant penalties due to one lapse in judgment.

At The Rossi Law Firm, we believe your child deserves the resources and experienced legal counsel he or she needs to combat these charges. Protect your child's future by choosing The Rossi Law Firm.

Want to speak with a proven Buffalo DWI lawyer about your child's case? The Rossi Law Firm is ready to hear from you. Call us at (716) 854-5555 today.

"Zero Tolerance" & Penalties

New York uses a specific gradient of underage drinking laws that are based on the suspect's blood alcohol content (BAC). Any underage driver found with a BAC of .02% is exposed to penalties, but those that had a BAC between .02% and .05% could be subject to different sentencing than those that had a BAC over .05% or even .08%.

Penalties for underage DWI in New York can include:

  • BAC .02% to .05% - $125 civil penalty, six-month license suspension
  • BAC .05% to .07% - fines up to $500, one-year license suspension, maximum of 15 days in jail
  • BAC of .08% or over - fines up to $1,000, one-year license suspension, maximum of one year in jail

Just like standard DWI laws, these penalties can increase with repeat offenses or if the accused refuses a chemical test. Another concern with underage DWI charges is other citations that can "piggyback" onto this kind of offense. Because those under 21 are not supposed to be consuming alcohol, underage DWI suspects are commonly charged with soliciting alcohol, minor in possession, distributing alcohol to other minors, and other similar offenses.

Retain a Dedicated Buffalo DWI Attorney

Protect your child's future. Our award winning DWI defense team will stand by your son or daughter every step of the way. When the stakes are high, remember, "Rossi Gets Results!"

Contact the experienced Buffalo DWI trial lawyers at The Rossi Law Firm at (716) 854-5555. We are available to discuss your case today.

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