What happens if I am picked up for a Tempe DUI, but I am under the age of 21?
If Your Blood Alcohol Content Is Under .08:
If your blood alcohol content is under .08 (the legal limit), you can still be charged with a DUI in Tempe if you are under the age of 21 at the time of arrest. There is a separate set of rules specifically for underage DUI offenses in Arizona, which means you could face a 2-year license suspension and misdemeanor charges. This can apply if there is any trace of alcohol in your body.
If Your Blood Alcohol Content Is Over .08:
If your blood alcohol content is over .08, you will be subject to all of the same penalties for a DUI in Tempe as a person who is over the age of 21. In fact, because it was an underage DUI offense, the judge may choose to punish you more harshly than a person with a similar offense who is over the age of 21.
If you have been arrested for driving drunk underage in Tempe, contact a friendly Tempe DUI lawyer right away at 1-888-929-5292. We will never charge you for your first consultation, and we also offer a free book to students: DUI's in Arizona - What You Must Know.