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Florida's Zero Tolerance Policy

Charged with Underage DUI? We Can Help.

Florida's DUI laws are tough and even minors can experience serious consequences if convicted. The state's zero tolerance policy directly affects underage drivers, so it is imperative that you obtain legal representation if you were recently charged with underage DUI. At Brian L. Edwards, Esq., we are here with the aggressive defense strategies you need.

Our DUI lawyer has been representing Fort Myers residents for over 16 years and is familiar with the legal nuances of drunk driving cases. With our firm on your side, you can meet your charges head on. We understand that a DUI conviction can permanently tarnish your reputation and are prepared to fight tirelessly in the courtroom on your behalf.

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How Does the Zero Tolerance Policy Affect Minors?

As in all 50 states, Florida makes it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcohol. In order to deter minors from drinking and driving, however, Florida also enacted a zero tolerance policy. This means that if a minor has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .02 or higher, they can be charged with drunk driving.

The zero tolerance policy also affects chemical tests for underage drivers in the following ways:

  • Refusing to take a chemical test results in a one year license suspension
  • Testing at .02 or higher results in a suspended license for at least six months
  • Testing at .05 or higher results in a license suspension until the driver completes a substance abuse evaluation and course

While you can contest a suspension, the state only gives you 10 days from the time of your arrest to do so. It is crucial that you move quickly in order to avoid missing this window. Fortunately, our firm is prepared to spring into action the moment you call.

Dial (239) 204-5657 to Protect Your License

The thought of losing your driving privileges is scary, but even more frightening is the damage that a DUI conviction can do to your record as a minor. We understand your need for legal assistance and can walk with you every step of the way as you fight your underage DUI charges.

You only have 10 days to act! There is no time to waste. Get in touch with our Fort Myers DUI attorney today! Call (239) 204-5657 to get started.

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