DUI: Zero Tolerance Laws

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What Are Zero Tolerance Laws?

Zero Tolerance laws ensure that any underage driver found with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level over 0.00 will be found guilty of impaired driving and face serious penalties.

What Penalties Are Imposed upon Underage Drivers?

Not every state has adopted Zero Tolerance laws, but every state does impose stricter penalties on underage drivers who have consumed alcohol. As in all alcohol-related vehicle stops, a suspected drunk driver will suffer administrative penalties separate from any criminal penalties imposed if the driver is convicted of drunk driving (DUI / DWI). There is no guarantee that a revoked license will be re-instated.

The actual penalties imposed will vary from state to state: 

What Should I Do if I Am Arrested for Drunk Driving DUI/DWI?

If you are arrested for Drunk Driving DUI /DWI, you should speak to an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses and the complicated legal system.

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Last Modified: 04-04-2011 12:17 PM PDT

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