What happens if I am picked up for a Tempe DUI, but I am under the age of 21?

An underage DUI in Tempe can have serious consequences. If you are convicted, you could face jail time, license suspension, fines, and even consequences on campus if you are a student.

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.