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Protecting Your Child's Future with Ted Morgan Law
Getting charged with an Underage DUI (Driving Under the Influence) can have serious consequences for young individuals and their future. At Ted Morgan Law in Columbus, GA, we understand the challenges that come with underage DUI charges, and we are committed to providing strong and strategic defense to protect the rights and future of your child.
What Constitutes Underage DUI in Georgia?
In Georgia, an Underage DUI applies to individuals under the age of 21 who operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.02% or higher. This is a significantly lower threshold than the 0.08% BAC limit for individuals over 21. Even a small amount of alcohol can lead to an Underage DUI charge for those under 21.
Consequences of an Underage DUI Conviction
An Underage DUI conviction can have severe and long-lasting consequences for a young person's future:
Criminal Record: A DUI conviction results in a criminal record that can impact employment opportunities and college admissions.
Driver's License Suspension: A conviction often leads to a driver's license suspension, affecting the ability to commute to work or school.
Insurance Rates: Insurance premiums are likely to increase significantly following a DUI conviction.
Legal Penalties: Legal penalties for an Underage DUI can include fines, jail time, and probation.
In addition to potential jail time and hefty fines, the individual may face mandatory community service, and enrollment in an alcohol or drug education program. Furthermore, a DUI conviction can negatively affect college admissions, scholarship opportunities, employment prospects, and even housing applications.
How an Underage DUI Attorney Can Help
Hiring an experienced Underage DUI defense attorney is critical to navigating the legal process and minimizing the impact on your child's future. Here's how Ted Morgan Law can assist:
- We have extensive knowledge of Georgia's DUI laws and the specific regulations governing Underage DUI cases.
- We conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the arrest, ensuring that law enforcement followed proper procedures.
- We develop effective defense strategies tailored to the unique details of each case, challenging evidence and seeking favorable outcomes.
- Our attorneys negotiate with prosecutors to secure reduced charges or alternative sentencing options whenever possible.
- If a trial is necessary, we provide strong representation in court, presenting a compelling case on behalf of our clients.
Why Choose Ted Morgan Law?
At Ted Morgan Law, we understand the stress and worry parents face when their child is charged with an underage DUI. Our firm is committed to protecting your child's rights and future. With years of experience in DUI defense, we know how to build a strong case. Our approach is personalized, understanding that every case is unique. We work tirelessly to ensure your child receives the fairest treatment under the law while minimizing the potential impact on their future.
Don't let an underage DUI charge determine your child's future.
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