About Under 21 DUI / OVI in Columbus
Underage DUI Consequences
Ohio lawmakers have passed "zero tolerance" laws related to underage drinking and driving. There are few states with more severe penalties. Any young person under 21 years of age registering at over .02% blood alcohol concentration (BAC) you will face penalties including up to 5 years without a driver's license, as well as up to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine. These penalties are so extreme with regard to the suspension of the driver's license that the young person's life can be turned upside down. No one wants to see intoxicated young people at the wheel of an automobile. But there are often cases in which the young driver was actually not impaired and the testing was done incorrectly or there was another factor affecting the test results. Every case should be represented by a skilled Columbus under 21 DUI defense lawyer.
How We Work with Drivers Charged With DUI / OVI
The legal team at Koffel Law Firm has over 15 years of experience in defending all types of DUI charges, from the most serious felony offense to the first under 21 DUI. Every effort will be made to seek alternative sentencing or to defend the case altogether, depending upon the exact circumstances and evidence in the case. Defending and counseling young drivers is an important aspect of the legal team at Koffel Law Firm, and you can be assured that the future of the young person will be of utmost concern.
The breath testing equipment that is used in Ohio can have flaws, and has a possible percentage of error, as well as other errors that can occur such as improper calibration, faulty unit, or improperly administered test. Every aspect of the case will be fully reviewed to determine what can be done to defend the charge. There are frequently more options for the defense of such cases than the client is aware of, and any opportunity for a strong defense will be exploited on behalf of the young client.
Contact a Columbus Under 21 DUI Defense Attorney
from Koffel Law Firm today.