Under age DUI

Under age DUI

Question: Can you get a dui in los angeles while under age?  My friend said that he thought that you had to be over 21 to get a DUI since the legal drinking age is 21.  I did a google check on it but I am finding some confusing information of DUI charges and other ones that are specific to under 21 cases.  Is it either or, or all?
Answer: Yes, it is possible to get a DUI if you are under 21 and driving under the influence of alcohol. Also, in california, there is a zero tolerance law, meaning you can not have any alcohol (ie. a .01 or higher Blood alcohol level) in your system if you are under 21 years of age and driving.
There are a couple DUI related statutes if cited for DUI and under 21 years old.  VC 23136 is the statute that pertains to under 21 years old and a .01 or higher.  VC 23140 is the statute that pertains to under 21 years old and a .05 or higher. And VC 23152 is a DUI statute that can apply to anyone regardless of age.
Are you charged with an underage DUI in Los Angeles? If so, you should get a DUI attorney to handle the case. Call me at 818-336-1384 to discuss your DUI case in more detail (if there is in fact a DUI charge against you). I handle DUI’s throughout Los Angeles County and southern California. My office is in Sherman Oaks, Down the street from Van Nuys Court, CA.
Phil Hache,
Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
www.1DUILawyer.com
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, CA, San Fernando, CA, Burbank, CA Glendale, CA Pasadena, CA Metropolitan Court, Bellflower, CA, Alhambra, CA, Compton, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, Airport Court, Chatsworth, CA Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA and other Courts